123% Hammer Above Low Estimate
97% Sold by Lot
New York – Christie’s Jewels Online (31 May – 10 June) totaled $3,502,674, with 123% hammer above low estimate and 97% sold by lot. The sale saw global participation with bidders from 32 countries and first-time registrants accounted for 11% of bidders.
The top lot of the sale was a fancy intense pink diamond ring of 0.84 carat, which sold for $126,000. The sale also achieved strong results for colorless diamonds, including a marquise-cut diamond ring of 3.61 carats, which realized $63,000 and an emerald-cut diamond ring of 3.84 carats from the Estate of Sondra Gilman, which achieved $56,700.
Also featured within the sale were notable private collections, including Property from the Collection of Claire Y. Holland, which was highlighted by: a Strauss, Allard & Meyer Art Deco diamond and multi-gem vanity case, which sold for $56,700, more than four times its high estimate; a Seaman Schepps rock crystal and diamond bracelet, which realized $18,900; and a pair of Chanel sapphire and diamond earrings, which achieved $10,710.
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