RESULTS | Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Spring Auction Achieved HK$593,437,500 / US$76,804,799
The Highest Sale Total for the Category in Four Years at Christie’s
Continuing Christie’s Global Leadership in Offering
the Finest Quality Coloured Diamonds and Gemstones at Auction
Record-Breaking Star Lot Confirms
Strength of Market for Extremely Rare Jewels
Sold by Value: 87% | Sold by Lot: 82%
WORLD RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION FOR
THE LARGEST PURPLE PINK DIAMOND
THE MOST VALUABLE JEWEL SOLD AT AUCTION IN 2021
15.81 CARAT FANCY VIVID PURPLE PINK INTERNALLY FLAWLESS DIAMOND
Realised HK$226,275,000 / US$29,285,318
(US$1,852,329 per carat)
Hong Kong – On 23 May 2021, Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction totalled HK$593,437,500 / US$76,804,799. The Sakura set a new auction record when it became the largest purple pink flawless diamond ever sold at auction realising HK$226,275,000 / US$29,285,318 (US$1,852,329 per carat). Another notable pink diamond in the sale - The Sweet Heart – a Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ring of 4.19 Carats, sold for HK$50,650,000 / US$6,555,304 (US$1,564,512 per carat).
Full results: Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels
Video of The Sakura Diamond: please click here.
Images of the Top 10 lots: please click here.
Vickie Sek, Chairman, Department of Jewellery, Christie’s Asia Pacific, commented, “We are very excited to have marked another important chapter in jewellery auction history today, with【The Sakura】realising a record-breaking price of US$29.3 million, continuing Christie’s tradition of offering the finest pink diamonds at auction. The strong sell-through rates and exceptional prices achieved for top quality coloured diamonds and gemstones reflect a robust market demand, and we look forward to extending this strong buying momentum to our upcoming live auction in New York on 8 June.”
The Sweet Heart
Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ring of 4.19 Carat
Price Realised: HK$50,650,000 / US$6,555,304
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