2010 TOP TEN JEWELS

Worldwide

 

2010 TOP TEN JEWELS (BY USD$)

(GLOBAL LIST INCLUDING ALL INTERNATIONAL SALES)

[All sold lots include buyer’s premium]

Sale/

Lot

Description

Estimate

Purchase Price

Buyer

2833/2103

The Perfect Pink

A rectangular-cut fancy intense pink diamond ring of 14.23 carats, VVS2, Type IIa

US$1,627,966 per ct

MOST EXPENSIVE JEWEL EVER SOLD AT AUCTION IN ASIA

 

Sale: Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale,  29 November, Hong Kong

HK$110,000,000 – 150,000,000

HK$ 179,860,000

US$ 23,165,968

£ 14,856,436

€ 17,500,378

Anonymous

2347/448

The BVLGARI Blue

A two-stone triangular-cut fancy vivid blue, VS2 diamond of 10.95 carats and a triangular-cut G, VS1 diamond of 9.87 carats, circa 1972

US$1.4 million per ct for the Fancy Vivid Blue diamond

WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE PER CARAT FOR A BLUE DIAMOND

 

Sale: Jewels: The New York Sale, 20 October , New York

Estimate on

Request

US$ 15,762,500

£ 10,039,808

€ 11,339,928

Asian Private

2813/2488

A single-strand jadeite bead necklace

 

Sale: Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale,  1 June, Hong Kong

HK$50,000,000 – 80,000,000

HK$ 56,660,000

US$ 7,275,144

£ 5,020,076

€ 5,932,302

Asian Private

2813/2388

A Kashmir sapphire (49.61 carats) and diamond bracelet , circa 1960, by Cartier

US$140,000 per ct

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY BRACELET

 

Sale: Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale,  1 June, Hong Kong

HK$24,000,000 –40,000,000

HK$ 53,860,000

US$ 6,915,624

£ 4,771,996

€ 5,639,142

Asian Private

2365/212

A rectangular-cut fancy vivid purple-pink diamond of 6.89 carats

US$1 million per ct

 

Sale: New York Jewels, 7 December, New York

Estimate on

Request

US$ 6,914,500

£ 4,381,812

€ 5,175,524

Anonymous

1374/220

A rectangular-cut D, Flawless diamond of 40.2 carats

US$127,000 per ct

 

Sale: Jewels: The Geneva Sale, 12 May, Geneva

Estimate on

Request

SFr.5,699,000

US$ 5,129,100

€ 3,818,330

Anonymous

1374/219

A circular-cut diamond rivière totalling 155.17 carats

 

Sale: Jewels: The Geneva Sale, 12 May, Geneva

SFr.1,900,000 –2,500,000

SFr.5,251,000

US$ 4,725,900

€ 3,518,170

Asian Private

2813/2482

A heart-shaped Fancy Vivid Blue VS2 diamond of 5.01 carats

US$935,000 per ct

 

Sale: Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale,  1 June, Hong Kong

HK$35,000,000 –55,000,000

HK$ 36,500,000

US$ 4,686,600

£ 3,233,900

€ 3,821,550

Anonymous

2813/2483

A pair of fancy deep blue heart-shaped diamonds of 2.48 carats & 2.03 carats suspending a pair of 10.12 carats [D VS2] and 9.64 carats [E VS1] pear-shaped diamonds

 

Sale: Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale,  1 June, Hong Kong

HK$28,800,000 – 38,800,000

HK$ 34,260,000

US$ 4,398,984

£ 3,035,436

€ 3,587,022

Asian Private

2306/287

A heart-shaped D, Internally Flawless diamond of 28.28 carats

US$133,000 per ct

 

Sale: New York Jewels, 22 April, New York

Estimate on

Request

US$ 3,778,500

£ 2,456,762

2,826,103

Asian Private

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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.