Rockefellers Auctioned Their Family Jewelry. And It Was Big!

June 12 at the auction Christie’s in New York – 25 jewelry Peggy Rockefeller

The Rockefeller family, inspired by the success of the sale of the family collection, left all 1500 lots for $ 850 million, becoming the most expensive private collection ever sold at auction. Sell everything: from the engagement ring presented to Peggy McGrath by David Rockefeller in 1940 to the miniature diamond watches Patek Philippe and gold watches on the Cartier bracelet, to the fantasy necklaces of Jean Schlumberger’s work for Tiffany & Co and the numerous pairs of Van Cleef & Arpels – just 25 lots. Pre-auction valuation of jewelry – from $ 7000 to $ 120,000 per lot.

Engagement ring Peggy McGrath-Rockefeller, Raymond Yard, $ 80,000- $ 120,000

Watch with Diamonds, Patek Philippe, $ 10,000- $ 15,000

Gold brooch with diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels, $ 12,000- $ 18,000

Bracelet from sapphires, diamonds and emeralds designed by Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co, 1958, $ 50,000- $ 70,000

Gold earrings and a necklace with diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels, $ 25 000- $ 35 000

Parey with peridots and diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1966, $ 80,000- $ 120,000

Bracelet “Leaves and flowers”, aquamarines and diamonds, Jean Schlumberger’s design, Tiffany & Co, $ 40,000- $ 60,000

Brooch with sapphires and diamonds, design by Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co, 1958, $ 18,000- $ 22,000