RESULTS: New York Magnificent Jewels

New York

293 lots sold

Total: $46,675,125/£29,405,328/€34,539,592

    75% sold by lot

389 lots offered

£0.63= $1 / € 0.74=$1

 84% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



A rectangular-cut fancy intense pink VVS1 diamond of 8.77 carats

$721,200 per carat

5,500,000 – 6,500,000




Moussaieff Jewellers


A rectangular-cut fancy vivid blue VS1 diamond of 3.81 carats

$1,042,700  per carat

2,500,000 – 3,500,000






A rectangular-cut D color VVS1 diamond of 25.30 carats

$123,800  per carat

2,400,000 – 3,000,000




Asian Private


A cushion-cut D color VVS2 diamond of 18.28 carats

$111,800 per carat

1,700,000 – 2,000,000




International Trade


A cushion-cut Kashmir sapphire of 15.88 carats

$113,600 per carat

1,200,000 – 1,500,000




International Trade


A rectangular-cut D color internally flawless diamond of 10.74 carats

$128,900 per carat

1,200,000 – 1,500,000




Asian Private


A rectangular-cut F color VS1 diamond ring of 17.00 carats

The Diana Dollar Knowles Collection

$74,400 per carat

500,000 – 700,000




International Trade


An oval-cut D color internally flawless diamond of 9.52 carats

$101,300 per carat

850,000 – 1,050,000




Asian Private


A circular-cut G color VS1 diamond ring of 12.55 carats, by David Webb

$70,100 per carat

450,000 – 650,000




U.S. Trade


A pair of pear-shaped D color VVS1 and VVS2 diamond ear pendants of 5.55 and 5.18 carats, by Graff

650,000 – 850,000







Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry for Christie’s Americas & Switzerland: “Colored diamonds kicked off the first major jewelry sale of the season at Christie’s New York. The collections of Diana Dollar Knowles and The Estate of the Honorable Noreen Stonor Drexel performed very well with some of the finest examples of vintage David Webb jewels. Eva Perón’s Argentine Flag Brooch was offered for the second time at Christie’s, after fifteen years, and was acquired by an Argentinean collector for $461,000. We look forward to our week of sales at Christie’s Geneva where we will offer THE ORANGE – the Largest Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond in the World.”

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Next Sale: Geneva, 12 November, Magnificent Jewels

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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*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.