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16 April 2013  |  New York, Rockefeller Center   |  PRINT  |  PDF
For Immediate Release

RESULTS: Magnificent Jewels and The Princie Diamond

Magnificent Jewels and The Princie Diamond

 New York, 16 April 2013, Sale #2694

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

241 lots sold

Total: $81,358,700 / £52,883,155 / €61,832,612

     82% sold by lot

294 lots offered

£0.65= $1 / €0.76=$1

    91% sold by value

Lot  

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

295

The Princie Diamond

A cushion-cut fancy intense pink Golconda diamond of 34.65 cts

$1,135,000 per carat

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A GOLCONDA DIAMOND

MOST EXPENSIVE DIAMOND EVER SOLD AT CHRISTIE’S AND IN THE UNITED STATES

Estimate on request

 

 

$ 39,323,750

£ 25,560,438

€ 29,886,050

Anonymous

283

A  rectangular-cut D color VVS1 diamond of 30.32 cts

$146,300  per carat

3,000,000 –4,000,000

$ 4,435,750

£ 2,883,238

€ 3,371,170

Private

294

A marquise-cut D color VVS2 diamond ring of 23.30 cts, by Harry Winston

$140,000 per carat

2,500,000 –3,500,000

$ 3,259,750

£ 2,118,838

€ 2,477,410

Graff Diamonds

282

A diamond necklace by William Goldberg

1,600,000 –2,500,000

$ 1,859,750

£ 1,208,838

€ 1,413,410

Essex Global Trading

286

An oval-cut ruby and diamond ring of 11.08 cts

$157,000 per carat

 

1,500,000 –2,500,000

$ 1,743,750

£ 1,133,438

€ 1,325,250

US Trade

131

A rectangular-cut fancy pink-brown VS1 diamond of 35.60 cts

$47,000 per carat

1,400,000 –1,800,000

$ 1,683,750

£ 1,094,438

€ 1,279,650

Anonymous

71

A pear-shaped D color VVS2 diamond of 12.04 cts

$115,000  per carat

900,000 – 1,100,000

$ 1,383,750

£ 899,438

€ 1,051,650

US Trade

145

A rectangular-cut D color internally flawless diamond of 11.39 cts

$116, 000 per carat

1,000,000 –1,500,000

$ 1,323,750

£ 860,438

€ 1,006,050

Asian Private

208

An emerald and diamond necklace by Harry Winston

800,000 –1,200,000

$ 1,203,750

£ 782,438

€ 914,850

European Trade

290

A three-strand natural pearl necklace measuring from 4.95 to 11.05 mm

1,000,000 – 1,500,000

$ 1,131,750

£ 735,638

€ 860,130

Middle East Trade

             

 

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry, Christie’s Americas and Switzerland, commented: “A major event took place in the global auction industry with the record breaking sale of The Princie Diamond at Christie’s New York. Aside from Christie’s sale of the legendary Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, this was the most successful jewelry auction ever held in the United States and Christie’s was proud to have orchestrated the sale of such an historic gemstone.”

PRESS CONTACT: Erin McAndrew  | +1 212 636 2680| emcandrew@christies.com

Gabriel Ford  | +1 212 636 2680| gford@christies.com

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Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction and private sales in 2013 that totaled £4.5 billion/ $7.1 billion, making it the highest annual total in Christie’s history. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Private sales totaled £760.5 million ($1.19 billion) in 2013, an increase of 20% on the previous year.

Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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