Stored in a vault since 1940, the jewels belonging to Huguette M Clark, the mysterious heiress, sold for $18.3 million at auction at Christie’s New York. The pre-sale estimate of the collection was valued between $8.5 million to $12 million.

Here are some of the highlights from the collection that was auctioned yesterday in New York…

A nephrite, turquoise and onyx photograph frame, by Cartier
 circa 1910
Estimated Pre-sale Price:
$4,000-6,000
Price Realised: $60,000
A pair of emerald, natural pearl and diamond ear pendants,
by Cartier, early 20th century

Estimated Pre-sale Price: $30,000-50,000
Price Realised:$85,000

An art deco rock crystal, mother-of-pearl, coral, and diamond desk clock, by Cartier, circa 1925
Estimated Pre-sale Price: $15,000-20,000
Price Realised: $135,000

An onyx, turquoise and diamond photograph frame, with scroll letter “A” by Cartier, circa 1910
Estimated Pre-sale Price: $5,000-7,000
Price Realised: $60,000
A single-strand natural-pearl and diamond necklace,
by Tiffany & Co.

Estimated Pre-sale Price: $20,000-30,000
Price Realised:$300,000

A ruby, sapphire, emerald and gold bracelet, by Tiffany & Co., circa 1915
Estimated Pre-sale Price: $30,000-50,000
Price Realised: $220,000

A rectangular-cut diamond ring of 19.86 carats, by Cartier, D-color, type IIa
Estimated Pre-sale Price: $2-3 million
Price Realised: $2.7 million

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