Forbes reported a 50 carat diamond is the centerpiece of an upcoming Christie’s auction in New York.
As quoted in the market news:
On October 16, Christie’s New York will hold its fall jewelry auction, called “New York Magnificent Jewelry”, with some very big diamonds, rare natural pearls and signed jewels. The 372 lots will be sold in two sessions with a pre-sale estimate of $35 million.
A trio of diamond jewels–earrings, a pendant and an “intense” yellow stone–are the sale headliners. The clear and yellow-stoned earrings weigh over 117 carats (est. $4,500,000 to $6,500,000). I was a little concerned that the gems might be too hefty for the average earlobe, but was assured they were “very wearable”.