RESULTS: CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG SALE OF MAGNIFICENT JEWELS REALISES HK$580,238,250 (US$75,256,901)

Hong Kong

 

 

Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

Hong Kong – 27 November 2012 (Tuesday) – Sale no: 2968 – Top Ten 

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

Sold Total:  

HK$ 580,238,250

US$ 75,256,901

€ 58,197,896

Lots Sold: 243

Lots Offered: 302

Sold by Lot:  80%

Sold by HK$: 82%

Exchange Rate: HK$1=US$0.1297/€0.1003

 

Lot

Description

Estimate (HK$)

Purchase Price

Buyer

1904

A Burmese ruby (62.46 cts) and diamond necklace, by James W.Currens for Faidee

US$83,800 per ct

28,000,000-44,000,000

HK$ 39,860,000

US$ 5,169,842

€ 3,997,958

Asian Private

1898

The Grand Muzos

A pair of pear-shaped Colombian emeralds of 23.34 and  23.18 cts

US$92,400 per ct

28,000,000-38,000,000

HK$ 33,140,000

US$ 4,298,258

€ 3,323,942

Asian Private

1820

A pair of brilliant-cut D Flawless diamonds of 8.88 cts each

US$209,300 per ct

25,000,000-38,000,000

HK$ 28,660,000

US$ 3,717,202

€ 2,874,598

Asian Private

1828

A fancy pink diamond (8.59 cts) and sapphire ring, by JAR

US$415,800 per ct

24,000,000-35,000,000

HK$ 27,540,000

US$ 3,571,938

€ 2,762,262

Asian Private

1903

A pair of  Burmese ruby (5.05 and 5.01 cts) and diamond earrings

US$311,700 per ct

18,000,000-28,000,000

HK$ 24,180,000

US$ 3,136,146

€ 2,425,254

Asian Private

1902

A suite of diamond jewellery, by Cartier

12,500,000-18,000,000

HK$ 20,820,000

US$ 2,700,354

€ 2,088,246

Asian Private

1835

A heart-shaped fancy vivid yellow Internally Flawless diamond of 20.66 cts

US$116,600 per ct

16,000,000-25,000,000

HK$ 18,580,000

US$ 2,409,826

€ 1,863,574

Asian Private

1899

A pair of pear-shaped D Internally Flawless diamonds of 6.76 and 6.06 cts

US$148,300 per ct

9,500,000-15,000,000

HK$14,660,000

US$1,901,402

€ 1,470,398

Asian Private

1851

A lavender jadeite bead necklace of 63 beads measuring from 8.8 to 11.3 mm

8,000,000-12,000,000

HK$ 13,540,000

US$ 1,756,138

€ 1,358,062

Asian Private

1894

A pair of brilliant-cut D Internally Flawless diamonds of 5.30 and 5.02 cts

US$163,100 per ct

11,000,000-18,000,000

HK$ 12,980,000

US$ 1,683,506

€ 1,301,894

Asian Private

 

 

 

 

“Exceptional Colombian emeralds and Burmese rubies, as well as D Flawless diamonds, made top prices in an eight-hour auction that achieved US$75 million. Private collectors from all over the Asia-Pacific region, which represented 90% of the buyers, showed great depth across the board. The strength of the region was clearly apparent with competitive bidding throughout the day, confirming the role of Hong Kong as a major auction centre for every category,” said Vickie Sek, Director and Head of the Jewellery & Jadeite Department, Christie’s Asia.

 

Images can be downloaded here:

http://cshk.myftp.org//2012%20Fall%20Christie's%20Hong%20Kong%20Auctions/JLS/Results/Images/

To view the full auction results:

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intsaleid=23924&viewType=list

 

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