Two Huge Diamond Rings Fetch $5 Million Each at Auction
Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale on June 8 saw two unique diamond rings sell for formidable prices: The Dancing Sun and Chrysler Diamond, which fetched $4.95 million and $5 million respectively, according to Diamond World. Christie’s auction achieved a total of $26,559,250, with 87% of the lots sold.
The Chrysler Diamond, a pear-shaped diamond weighing 54.03 carats, D color, Internally Flawless, sold for $5,070,000. The Dancing Sun, a Fancy Intense yellow diamond weighing 204.36 carats of VVS2 clarity, is the largest polished diamond mined in North America and achieved $4,950,000 at auction.
The Dancing Sun was cut from a 552.74 stone unearthed at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories in 2018. The 552.74-carat rough stone yielded six other polished gems weighing 14.52 to 1.06 carats, also presented at the same auction.