11 April 2017

The Stotesbury emerald

It will go on sale for between 800,000 and 1.2 million USD at Sotheby’s on April 25th in New York. This exceptional green, clear and intense 34.40-carat Colombian emerald is expected to break a record. Another reason for this is the pedigree of its owners, three great American collectors, including the heiress Evalyn Walsh McLean who, in the early twentieth century, had it mounted as a pendant along with the “Star of the East”, a 95-carat pear diamond. She then handed it over to Cartier as the first payment for the “Hope”, that legendary blue diamond that had once belonged to Louis XIV.

  • Evalyn Walsh McLean wearing the Stotesbury emerald as a pendant

  • The Stotesbury emerald in a ring by Harry Winston

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