Famous Diamonds To Be Auctioned Off At Sotheby's
Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels auction on April 25 in New York will feature a couple of golden beauties, the Rojtman Diamond, a fancy yellow, 107.46 carat diamond which could sell for $1.5-$2 million and the pear-shaped Golden Maharaja diamond, a fancy dark orange-brown, 65.57 carat diamond which is expected to bring in $400,000-$600,000. The Golden Maharaja was exhibited at the 1937 World's Fair in Paris and later spent 15 years at the American Museum of Natural History on loan from its owner Ella Friedus. The Rojtman was purchased by Harry Winston in 1957 and repolished to 107.46 carats. It is mounted in a clip-pendant combination and was sold in the US in 1963. The auction features a wide variety of the usual estate pieces including diamond rings and vintage pieces from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston.