20.47-CARAT DIAMOND BRINGS IN MILLIONS AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK
Christie’s Sales of Magnificent Jewels in New York, held on June 12, saw the sale of a 20.47-carat brilliant-cut, D-colour, type IIa diamond ring for $2,652,500. According to Christies, 89% of the lots were sold.
According to Rough & Polished, the sale also featured a heart-shaped diamond pendant necklace by Leviev, which brought $1.6 million, and a diamond fringe necklace with pear-shaped diamonds suspended from a row of oval-shaped and marquise-cut stones, which raked in $1.6 million. The sale also included jewels from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, which brought in a total of $3.5 million.
Diamond rings have been having a good run in auctions this year: At Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale, held on April 3, a 24.70-carat ruby and diamond ring raked in $11 million.