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Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale totals USD 45,657,125
A Rare Colored Diamond and Diamond Ring. Price Realized: $5,037,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.


NEW YORK, NY.- The Christie’s New York April 17 auction of Magnificent Jewels achieved a total of $45,657,125. The sale sold 88% by Lot and 96% by Value, led by an exceptional fancy intense blue diamond and diamond ring, weighing approximately 3.09 carats, which achieved $5,375,000.

Sale highlights included an impressive selection of exceptional colored diamonds, diamonds and gemstones, along with significant signed period and modern jewels by Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, JAR, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more. Further highlights included important blue diamond rings from esteemed private collections and notable JAR jewels, including an oval-cut diamond ‘Thread’ ring of 22.76 carats that ultimately realized $2,772,500.

The New York auction kicks off Christie’s global jewel auction season, with Geneva Magnificent Jewels to be held on May 16, featuring a selection of exceptional items with over 400 jewels, ranging from diamonds to high-quality coloured stones, Art Déco, Retro and animal-themed jewellery.

Top lots:

• A RARE FANCY INTENSE PINK DIAMOND RING OF 8.42 CARATS, VVS1 CLARITY, POTENTIALLY INTERNALLY FLAWLESS PRICE REALIZED: $5,037,500

• AN EXCEPTIONAL TWIN-STONE FANCY VIVID BLUE DIAMOND AND FANCY INTENSE PINK DIAMOND RING OF 2.42 AND 2.85 CARATS, BY CARTIER PRICE REALIZED: $4,512,500

• A SUPERB TWIN-STONE FANCY VIVID BLUE DIAMOND AND D COLOR DIAMOND RING OF 2.10 AND 1.98 CARATS PRICE REALIZED: $3,492,500

• A MAGNIFICENT OVAL-CUT DIAMOND ‘THREAD’ RING, BY JAR, OF 22.76 CARATS, D COLOR, VVS1 CLARITY, TYPE IIA PRICE REALIZED: $2,772,500

• A RECTANGULAR-CUT DIAMOND RING OF 33.46 CARATS, E COLOR, VS1 CLARITY PRICE REALIZED: $2,292,500

• AN IMPORTANT DIAMOND OF 12.19 CARATS, D COLOR, INTERNALLY FLAWLESS CLARITY PRICE REALIZED: $1,452,500

• AN IMPRESSIVE EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS PRICE REALIZED: $1,572,500

• A SUPERB MULTI-GEM AND DIAMOND 'MOGHUL' PENDANT-BROOCH, BY JAR PRICE REALIZED: $432,500

• AN ART DECO DIAMOND AND RUBY BRACELET, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS PRICE REALIZED: $444,500





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Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale totals USD 45,657,125

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Exhibition of works by British artist Jonathan Huxley opens at Galerie Artima

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