RESULTS: CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS SPRING SALE ACHIEVES HK$640,522,500 / US$82,947,664

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

Hong Kong, 28 May 2013, Sale #3218

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

237 lots sold

292 lots offered

Total: HK$640,522,500 / US$82,947,664 / £55,277,092 / €64,628,720

HK$1 = US$0.1295 / £0.0863 / €0.1009

81% sold by lot

85% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate

(HK$)

Price Realised

Buyer

1706

A D coloured IF diamond briolette of 75.36 cts

 

US$148,000 per carat

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR A BRIOLETTE DIAMOND SOLD AT AUCTION

66,800,000 -

98,000,000

HK$86,110,000

US$11,151,245

£7,431,293

€8,688,499

Asian Private

1655

A diamond and emerald drop fringe necklace

Mounted by Boucheron

24,000,000 -

40,000,000

HK$44,110,000

US$5,712,245

£3,806,693

€4,450,699

Asian Private

1791

A pair of Burmese ruby and diamond ear pendants

By Etcetera

22,000,000 -

35,000,000

HK$30,110,000

US$3,899,245

£2,598,493

€3,038,099

Asian Private

1770

A suite of jadeite and diamond jewellery

18,000,000 -

25,000,000

HK$23,390,000

US$3,029,005

£2,018,557

€2,360,051

Asian Private

1790

An oval-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring of 8.88 cts

By James W. Currens

 

US$325,000 per carat

18,800,000 -

28,800,000

HK$22,270,000

US$2,883,965

£1,921,901

€2,247,043

Asian Private

1788

A cushion-shaped Burmese sapphire and diamond necklace of 44.53 cts

By Cartier

 

US$63,000 per carat

18,000,000 -

28,000,000

HK$21,710,000

US$2,811,445

£1,873,573

€2,190,539

Anonymous

1628A

A jadeite and multi-gem Orpheus ring

By Anna Hu

4,000,000 -

6,000,000

HK$20,030,000

US$2,593,885

£1,728,589

€2,021,027

Asian Private

1760

A double-strand natural pearl necklace

12,000,000 -

18,000,000

HK$18,910,000

US$2,448,845

£1,631,933

€1,908,019

Asian Private

1759

A pair of D IF brilliant-cut diamonds of 6.43 and 6.23 cts

 

US$182,000 per carat

13,800,000 -

18,000,000

HK$17,790,000

US$2,303,805

£1,535,277

€1,795,011

Asian Private

1709

A fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond pendent necklace of 2.70 cts

By Tiffany & Co.

 

US$826,000 per carat

9,500,000 -

15,000,000

HK$17,230,000

US$2,231,285

£1,486,949

€1,738,507

Asian Trade

 

 

“The largest and most perfect briolette diamond offered for sale at auction, achieved a world record US$11,151,245. This marks the third record breaking diamond result at Christie's in New York, Geneva, and now Hong Kong, all in one season. Collectors continue to show immense depth when bidding for great gems and masterpieces in the world of jewellery auctions,” said Vickie Sek, Director of the Jewellery & Jadeite Department, Christie's Asia.

 

Images can be downloaded here:

http://cshk.myftp.org/2013%20Spring%20Christie's%20Hong%20Kong%20Auctions/JLS/Results/Images/

To view the full auction results:

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intSaleid=24303&viewType=list

  

PRESS CONTACT:

Luyang Jiang Hildebrandt (Hong Kong) | +852 2978 9919 | ljiang@christies.com

Suky Lo (Hong Kong) | +852 2978 6736 | sukylo@christies.com

 

Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs,

financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

 

About Christie’s

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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.