RESULTS: New York Magnificent Jewels

New York

 

261 lots sold

Total: $32,541,625/£20,175,808/€25,057,051

84 % sold by lot

 

 

311 lots offered

£0.62= $1 / €0.77=$1

86% sold by value

 

 

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

 

 

278

A rectangular-cut, D color potentially flawless diamond ring of 50.01 cts, by Graff

$167,400 per carat

7,000,000-10,000,000

$8,370,500

£5,189,710

6,445,285

Laurence Graff

 

 

318

A circular-cut fancy reddish-orange diamond of 3.15 cts

$666,200 per carat

WORLD RECORD PRICE PER CARAT FOR A REDDISH-ORANGE DIAMOND AT AUCTION

A WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A REDDISH-ORANGE DIAMOND

700,000-1,200,00

$2,098,500

£1,301,070 

€1,615,845 

US Trade

 

 

277

A cushion-cut Burmese ruby of 6.18 cts

$267,000 per carat

150,000- 250,000

$1,650,500

£1,023,310

1,270,885

European Trade

 

 

293

A rectangular-cut H color, VS1 clarity diamond ring of 30.73 cts, by Sabbadini

$54,000 per carat

1,300,000-1,800,000

$1,650,500

£1,023,310

1,270,885

Middle Eastern Trade

 

 

141

A cushion-cut Kashmir sapphire ring of 8.91 cts, by Tiffany & Co.

$154,000 per carat

WORLD RECORD PRICE PER CARAT FOR A KASHMIR SAPPHIRE AT AUCTION

250,000- 350,000

$1,370,500

£849,710

1,055,285

Anonymous

 

 

312

A marquise-cut D color, internally flawless diamond pendant necklace of 10.97 cts, by Graff

$107,000 per carat

1,000,000-1,500,000

$1,172,500

£726,950

902,825

 

European Trade

 

 

267

A rectangular-cut D color, VVS1 clarity diamond of 10.57 cts

$94,000 per carat

800,000-1,200,000

$938,500

£581,870

722,645

U.S. Trade

 

 

169

A pair of pear-shaped diamond ear pendants weighing 6.94 and 6.79 cts

400,000-600,000

$746,500

£462,830

574,805

U.S. Private

 

 

240

A diamond, emerald and natural pearl sautoir of 145 natural pearls

600,000-800,000

$722,500

£447,950

556,325

U.S. Private

 

 

145

A cut-cornered square-cut fancy yellow internally flawless diamond of 26.18 cts

$23,000 per carat

450,000-650,000

$602,500

£373,550

463,925

International Trade

 

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry, Christie’s Americas and Switzerland, commented: “A D color diamond of 50.01

carats last sold by Christie’s New York in 2005 and purchased by Laurence Graff for $4.2 million has once again been purchased by Mr. Graff for $8.4 million, demonstrating the increasing strength and stability of the global diamond market. Over $163 million of superb jewels sold under our gavel this year at Christie’s New York with new and established collectors competing at the very highest levels.”

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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.