Hong Kong Jewellery Spring Sales total
HK$ 661 million / US$ 85 million
4 new world auction records
The Aurora Green fetches HK$ 130 million / US$ 16.8 million
WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A GREEN DIAMOND
Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Sales of Magnificent Jewels realised HK$ 469,138,750 / US$ 60,676,998, and along with jewels sold in the Anniversary Sale, exceeded US$ 85 million.
The Aurora Green sold for HK$ 130,040,000 / US$ 16,818,981, setting a world auction record and price per carat of US$ 3,343,733 for a green diamond, it was purchased by Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co LTD.
The sale attracted 197 buyers from 19 countries across 5 continents.
The five additional lots offered as part of Christie’s 30 Years: The Sale on 30 May, totalled HK$ 191,640,000 / US$ 24,794,901.
Vickie Sek, Deputy Chairman Asia & Director of Christie’s Asia Jewellery department, commented: “On our 30th Anniversary we were pleased to offer our clients the very best in the world of jewels which was exemplified by four new world auction records: the US$ 16.8m Aurora Green diamond, US$ 11.6m for a pair of ruby ear pendants, a US$ 7.2m Kashmir sapphire bracelet by Cartier, and a jadeite pendant necklace by Wallace Chan which achieved US$ 967,000. All together this was a US$ 85m week of jewellery sales for Christie’s Hong Kong and we look forward to offering collectors new treasures in the fall.”
Please find attached a top ten, as well as the record list.
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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.