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Press Release - July 5, 2017

$300,000 6.26-carat Diamond Ring Tops Heritage Fine Jewelry Auction

Inaugural Chicago auction realizes nearly $3 million

Diamond platinum Ring
CHICAGO (July 5, 2017) — Heritage Auctions' inaugural Summer Fine Jewelry Auction realized almost $3 million in sales as 992 lots sold for $2,877,873, with spirited bidding for spectacular diamond rings and earrings leading the way. A breathtaking, pear-shaped, Diamond, Platinum Ring took top lot honors at $300,000, as the 6.26-carat stunner, set in platinum, closed out the first session with unmatched elegance.

Two other gorgeous diamond pieces rounded out the top three as an amazing radiant-cut Diamond, Platinum Ring realized $93,750 and an eye-catching pair of Diamond, White Gold Earrings sold for $50,000.

"We were very pleased by the turnout and support of our inaugural Chicago jewelry auction," said Jill Burgum, Heritage Auctions' Senior Director of Fine Jewelry. "Active interest across the broad spectrum of diamonds, colored gemstones, and rare antique pieces made for an exciting event."

A classic 20-station Alhambra Turquoise, Gold Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels sold for $40,000. An elegant European-cut 6.40 carat Diamond, Platinum, White Gold Ring also realized $40,000.

A beautiful Archaeological Revival Glass, Gold Necklace, circa 1880 composed of 18k gold grapevines and leaves sold for $37,500. A stunning Diamond, White Gold Necklace also realized $37,500 while a classic Cartier Art Deco Natural Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Platinum Necklace impressed with a final sale price of $35,000.

Additional highlights include:

A pair of Diamond, White Gold Earrings sold for $32,500.

A Sapphire, Diamond, White Gold Necklace ended at $27,500.

An classic emerald-cut Diamond, Platinum Ring sold for $27,500.

A stunning Moonstone, Diamond, White Gold Bracelet, Assil realized $27,500.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Elon Werner, Director of Communications

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