Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

  • Sale 2918
  • Jewellery
  • Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall
  • 29 May 2012

Christie’s spring sale of Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels on 29th May 2012 achieved HK$623,124,750 /US$80,258,468, sold with 79% by lot and 82% by value.

Vickie Sek, Director and Head of Jewellery & Jadeite Department, Christie’s Asia commented: "Having appeared on the market for the first time in 36 years, The Martian Pink sold by Harry Winston in 1976 created a sensation during its worldwide exhibition tour and achieved a staggering US$17.4m after a 10-minute bidding war.  The US$80m auction was highlighted with top prices across the board, culminating in a world record price of US$551,000 per carat for a perfect Burmese ruby of 6.04 carats.”  Said “Having appeared on the market for the first time in 36 years, The Martian Pink sold by Harry Winston in 1976 created a sensation during its worldwide exhibition tour and achieved a staggering US$17.4m after a 10-minute bidding war.  The US$80m auction was highlighted with top prices across the board, culminating in a world record price of US$551,000 per carat for a perfect Burmese ruby of 6.04 carats.” 

Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 623,364,750 (HKD)

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