Christie’s held its Important Jewels sale in New York on October 20th, churning revenues worth almost AU$28 million. Online bidding was much evident and active in the sale, with clients participating from locations including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Monaco, the United Kingdom, and all over the United States according to Christie’s.
The top lot of the event was a 75.56 carat Fancy Vivid yellow cushion cut diamond ring which sold for AU$5.1 million, within its estimate of AU$4.2 – AU$5.6 million. Additional top prices were achieved for a marquise-cut D color diamond of 18.8 carats (AU$2.03 million), a heart-shaped D color diamond of 12.75 carats (AU$13.52 million), and a cushion-cut fancy yellow diamond of 34.12 carats (AU$1.01 million).
The entire auction offered important diamonds, fine colored gemstones, enduring designs of Donald Claflin, Jean Schlumberger and David Webb.