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  • 25 May 2022

Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Spring Auction

Achieved HK$439,698,540/ US$56,277,104

85% Sold by Lot | 83% Sold by Value

Led by
An Exceptional Jadeite Bead Necklace

Price Realised: HK$69,037,500/ US$8,836,123

Hong Kong – On 25 May, Christie’s Magnificent Jewels live auction totalled HK$439,698,540/ US$56,277,104 with solid sell-through rates of 85% by lot and 83% by value, and drew global participation from 13 countries across 4 continents.

The top lot of the sale, an Exceptional Jadeite Bead Necklace, sparked spirited competition and eventually sold for HK$69,037,500/ US$8,836,123 to a collector on the telephone.

Vickie Sek, Chairman, Department of Jewellery, Christie’s Asia Pacific, commented, “Our Hong Kong saleroom exhibited market vibrancy and strong buying momentum, extended from our Geneva saleroom where we set an auction record for The Rock of 228.31 carats just earlier this month. We are delighted to have achieved strong prices across the diverse selection of fine jadeite, rare coloured and colourless diamonds, as well as important coloured gemstones. We are very well positioned to further engage collectors worldwide with our upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction including Twelve Jewels by JAR from The Estate of Ann Getty & the 103-carat D colour flawless Light of Africa Diamond, in New York on 8 June.”

Other noteworthy highlights of the sale include:Lot 1969A rectangular-cut Fancy vivid blue IF diamond ring of3.06 carats, by MOUSSAIEFFPrice realised:HK$38,850,000/ US$4,972,419

Other noteworthy highlights of the sale include:

Lot 1969

A rectangular-cut Fancy vivid blue IF diamond ring of

3.06 carats, by MOUSSAIEFF

Price realised:

HK$38,850,000/ US$4,972,419

Other noteworthy highlights of the sale include:Lot 1968AN EMERALD-CUT FANCY INTENSEORANGY PINK VVS1 DIAMOND RING OF13.32 CARATSPrice realised:HK$34,050,000/ US$4,358,066

Other noteworthy highlights of the sale include:

Lot 1968
AN EMERALD-CUT FANCY INTENSE 

OR
ANGY PINK VVS1 DIAMOND RING OF

13.32 CARATS 

Price realised:

HK$34,050,000/ US$4,358,066

Lot 1923A Emerald-cut D/FL Type IIa DIAMOND RING of 36.15 CaratsPrice realised:HK$29,250,000/ US$3,743,713

Lot 1923

A Emerald-cut D/FL Type IIa DIAMOND RING of 36.15 Carats

Price realised:

HK$29,250,000/ US$3,743,713

Lot 1973A PAIR OF ROUND BRILLIANT-CUT D/IF TYPE IIA DIAMOND EARRINGS OF15.59 AND 15.12 CARATSPrice realised:HK$22,050,000/ US$2,822,184

Lot 1973

A PAIR OF ROUND BRILLIANT-CUT D/IF TYPE IIA DIAMOND EARRINGS OF

15.59 AND 15.12 CARATS

Price realised:

HK$22,050,000/ US$2,822,184

Lot 1972A ROUND BRILLIANT-CUT D/FL TYPE IIA DIAMOND RING OF 18.88 CARATS,BY MOUSSAIEFFPrice realised:HK$16,050,000/ US$2,054,243

Lot 1972

A ROUND BRILLIANT-CUT D/FL TYPE IIA  DIAMOND RING OF 18.88 CARATS,

BY MOUSSAIEFF

Price realised:

HK$16,050,000/ US$2,054,243

Lot 1975A CUSHION-SHAPEDKASHMIR SAPPHIRE OF 9.23 CARATS, AND CUSHION CUT D/IF TYPE IIA DIAMOND RING OF 5.25 CARATSPrice realised:HK$15,450,000/ US$1,977,449

Lot 1975

A CUSHION-SHAPED

KASHMIR SAPPHIRE OF 9.23 CARATS, AND CUSHION CUT D/IF TYPE IIA DIAMOND RING OF 5.25 CARATS 

Price realised:

HK$15,450,000/ US$1,977,449

Lot 1964A step-cut Colombian emerald and Diamond Bracelet of 29.75 CaratsPrice realised:HK$9,810,000/ US$1,255,584

Lot 1964

A step-cut Colombian emerald and Diamond Bracelet of 29.75 Carats

Price realised:

HK$9,810,000/ US$1,255,584

Lot 1843A SET OF Ceylon SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING of 21.05 carats ,AND EARRINGs of 12.79 and 12.67 Carats,Price realisedHK$5,040,000/ US$645,071Pre-sale low estimate:HK$1,000,000/ US$127,990

Lot 1843

A SET OF Ceylon SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING of 21.05 carats ,

AND EARRINGs of 12.79 and 12.67 Carats, 

Price realised

HK$5,040,000/ US$645,071

Pre-sale low estimate:

HK$1,000,000/ US$127,990

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). Christie's is also recognised as a reference for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

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