• Press release
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  • Hong Kong
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  • 23 May 2021

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%


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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 

D Colour Flawless Type IIA Briolette Diamond Pendant Necklace of 50.05 CaratsPrice Realised: HK$20,650,000 / US$2,672,597

D Colour Flawless Type IIA Briolette Diamond Pendant Necklace of 50.05 Carats

Price Realised: HK$20,650,000 / US$2,672,597 

Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond ring of 31.17 caratsPrice Realised: HK$16,690,000 / US$2,160,079

Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond ring of 31.17 carats

Price Realised: HK$16,690,000 / US$2,160,079 

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