This bright and bold statement piece was previously owned by Brooke Astor, and is soon to be auctioned by Sothby’s with other items from Ms. Astor’s estate. Made by Bulgari in 1959, this spectacular necklace has more than 100 carats of emeralds and almost 60 of diamonds. That’s some serious sparkle. I highly recommend clicking on the image to get a look at it full-sized.
Sotheby’s description: A Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Emerald and Diamond Necklace, Bulgari, 1959.
Estimate: 250,000 – 350,000 USD
centering a flexible composition of 13 emerald drops weighing approximately 71.00 carats, further enhanced with 14 cabochon emeralds weighing approximately 41.00 carats accented by 14 marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 8.50 carats, and set throughout with numerous round diamonds weighing approximately 50.00 carats, length 14½ inches, unsigned, French workshop and assay marks; with signed and fitted box.