Jaw-Dropping Jewels

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Looking to buy some truly spectacular jewels? Start saving your pennies (billions of them) now. Christie's will hold its Rare Jewels and Gemstones auction on April 15 and its Jewels: The New York Sale auction on April 16. The Contemporary Jewels and Watches show will follow April 29 in Dubai. Join us as we ogle pieces from these and other sales.

(ABCNews.com)



This sapphire and diamond pendant necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels is projected to sell for up to $200,000 at the New York auction.





This pear-shaped 72.22-carat diamond was expected to fetch up to $13 million on the auction block at a Sotheby's sale last week in Hong Kong. But when the D-color flawless stone was presented to bidders, potential buyers wouldn't cough up enough cash for a final sale, according to Reuters.





Quek Chin Yeow, deputy chairman and head of the jewelry department, Sotheby's Asia, holds onto the 72.22-carat diamond during a press preview about the sale.
Reuters reported that the jewel attracted a final bid of $9.24 million that fell short of the reserve price. Instead, Sotheby's said the piece was later sold to a private buyer. The price was not disclosed.





Sophie, a Sotheby's employee, holds the diamond in the auction house in London.
The stone was the third-largest pear-shaped diamond ever auctioned globally, according to Reuters.





This 1928 brooch features sculpted rose-cut diamond panther, with black enamel spots, reclining on an agate and onyx platform, mounted on platinum. The Cartier piece is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000 at Christie's Rare Jewels and Gemstones auction April 15.
 

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The buyer of this ring might be pretty in pink … and loaded with green. This 14.23 carat, rectangular-cut fancy intense pink diamond ring is expected to sell for as much as $15 million at the Christies auction.





This colorful piece by late 19th century jeweler Henri Vever is the art nouveau enamel and multi-gem "La Brettone" pendant. It could sell for as much as $700,000 at Christie's April 15 sale.





This Empress Eugenie Brooch, by Kramer, could fetch a princely sum of $6 million at Christie's Rare Jewels and Gemstones auction April 15.





Take about flower power: This diamond and ruby flowerhead design necklace is expected to sell for up to $70,000 at the Dubai auction.





Nice kitty. Very nice. This Leopard Brooch by Verdura is expected to fetch up to $20,000 at the New York auction.
 

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Weighing more than 40 carats, this rectangular-cut fancy intense yellow diamond ring by Bulgari is expected to fetch up to $700,000 at the New York auction.





It's one flower that will always in bloom: This brooch by Bulgari is expected to fetch as much as $80,000 at the New York auction.





This rectangular-cut diamond ring by Harry Winston weighs 27.91 carats and is expected to sell for $2 million to $3 million at the New York auction.
 

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Wearing this piece may leave others feeling green with envy: This 136.34-carat diamond-and-emerald necklace is expected to gavel down for up to $110,000 at the Dubai auction.





With a color described as "yellow to pinkish orange, " this unmounted colored natural pearl is unusual enough to fetch an expected $600,000 to $800,000 at the Dubai auction. The pearl weights 60.36 carats.





This natural gray-and-white pearl diamond brooch pendant has an estimated value of $250,000 to $300,000 at the Dubai auction.





An exhibitor sits in front of a poster at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show Tuesday, March 4, 2008, The show, which is the world's third-largest jewelry fair, opened Tuesday with 2,306 exhibitors from around the world.





A necklace is displayed at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show Tuesday, March 4, 2008, The show, the world's third-largest jewelry fair, opened with 2,306 exhibitors from around the world.
 

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A gold U.S. bank note is displayed at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show on Tuesday, March 4, 2008.





A worker arranges jewellery behind a window display at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show March 4, 2008.





A visitor looks at jewellery displayed during the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show March 4, 2008.





Color samples of jewellery are shown at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show March 4, 2008. More than 2,300 exhibitors from 45 countries and regions are taking part in the show, organizers said.





This 101.27-carat colorless diamond is estimated to sell for a minimum of $6 million. The rare gem, the largest to appear on the auction market in 18 years, will be offered at a Christie's jewelry auction in Hong Kong May 28.
 

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I would love to be wealthy enough to buy something at a Christies auction. I buy that giant pear just so I could fondle and play with it.