Results: Important Jewels - London, 5 June 2013

The sale of Important Jewels realised a total of £8,774,138 /$13,424,431 /€10,265,742 and was 77% sold by lot and 90% by value.


278 lots sold

Total: £8,774,138 /$13,424,431 /€10,265,742

     77% sold by lot

360 lots offered

$1.53 = £1 / €1.17 =£1

    90% sold by value




Estimate (£)

Price Realised



An important three-row natural pearl necklace measuring from 10.7 to 4.1mm

330,000 - 530,000




Middle Eastern Trade


A diamond and natural pearl brooch

25,000 - 35,000




US Trade




An antique sapphire and diamond necklace

140,000 - 160,000




Asian Private


A circular-cut, VVS2 diamond single-stone pendant of 18.79 cts

$22,626 per carat

130,000 - 190,000




A single-row natural pearl necklace measuring from 10.5 to 6.3mm

80,000 - 120,000


Middle Eastern Trade


A rectangular-cut, fancy yellow, VVS1 diamond ring of 7.07 cts

$28,271 per carat

50,000 - 70,000




Middle Eastern Trade


A single-row natural pearl necklace measuring approximately 10.0-4.7mm

60,000 - 80,000








A pair of natural pearl earrings

40,000 - 60,000




Middle Eastern Trade


A pair of Art Deco natural pearl and diamond ear clips, by Cartier

40,000 - 60,000




UK Trade




A natural pearl necklace measuring from 12.1 to 7.8mm

120,000 - 150,000




UK Trade



Comment: Keith Penton, Head of London Jewellery Department: “The London sale of ‘Important Jewels’ saw competitive bidding in a busy saleroom and a strong online presence with nearly 30% of the lots being sold to or underbid by clients via Christie’s LIVE. The rich array of natural pearl jewels was led by an important three-row necklace which realised over £1 million, and a diamond and natural pearl brooch which fetched £433,875 against a pre-sale estimate of £25,000 - 35,000. These results illustrate the continued strength in the market for natural pearls. This London sale concludes an extremely successful spring season for jewels at Christie’s.”


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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.


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