Zographgus Collection Auction

rare diamond earrings were just some of the precious jewels auctioned from the Zographgus collection.

On March 25 and 26, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago offered up an impressive selection of antique jewelry from the Zographgus collection. The jewelry pieces included one-of-a-kind necklaces and rings studded with pearls, diamonds and rubies. The two-day auction drew big spending jewelry lovers from across the globe, and brought in $3.4 million.

The Zographgus collection was stocked with several impressive diamond rings. A 6.20-carat, antique cabochon-cut ruby ring sold for $146,400. The stunning piece featured yellow gold, a center stone derived from unheated Burmese rubies and 16 mm old mine cut diamonds. Other top pieces included a carved chalcedony and diamond ring which sold for $36,000, and an 8.50-carat natural heated sapphire ring that fetched $61,000. The 4.70-carat, lozenge-cut Shlumberger ring was an auction highlight. The standout piece sold for $134,200.

In addition to spectacular rings, the auction featured several of the world’s most precious gem stones. Two antique, cushion-cut diamonds, with a combined 25.75-carat weight, were auctioned for $280,000. A rare 7.20-carat heart-shaped diamond earned a staggering $448,000. The heart-shaped diamond was graded as a D color and has VVS1 clarity. A pair of antique briolette-cut Victorian diamond pendants was also in high demand, selling for $67,100. The pendants were originally earring components and they feature two briolette shape rose-cut diamonds.

Natural pearls were also a prominent part of the Zographgus Collection. An elegant pearl, platinum and diamond tassel necklace earned $126,840. A stunning pair of diamond and pearl drop earrings was also a top earner. The earrings sold for $43,920.