The 15.48-carat fancy intense “Pink Supreme” topped Christie’s fall jewelry auction in Asia, while a Patek Philippe led the watch sale.
A buyer paid $44 million for the 17.61-carat fancy vivid blue diamond.
The 17.61-carat stone leads Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale in Geneva this November.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong will offer the 11.28-carat fancy vivid blue diamond at a single-lot sale in October.
The “Estrela de Fura” is now the most expensive ruby ever sold at auction, while the purplish pink diamond set a couple records of its own.
Plus, the Van Cleef & Arpels cuff once belonging to Marlene Dietrich sold for $4.5 million.
The D-color, internally flawless, Type IIa stone will be offered without reserve.
The fancy vivid blue diamond topped the Sotheby’s Geneva “Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels” sale.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas wore the 11.16-carat pear-shaped blue diamond to the event.
Sotheby’s will auction the diamond, which it says is “arguably the most significant pink diamond to ever appear at auction,” in June.
Purchased directly from Rio Tinto, the collection consists of pinks, purples and one red, none larger than 1.52 carats.
It says a lot about millennial and Gen-Z consumer attitudes, writes Senior Editor Ashley Davis.
This 10.67-carat diamond, graded a natural fancy gray by two major labs, was part of Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale last week.
It’s believed to be part of a $90 million scheme perpetrated by a man who billed himself as a psychic online.
In addition, a 2.08-carat blue diamond did not find a buyer while a 3.24-carat blue from the same collection was pulled from the sale.
After a 13-carat pink diamond was pulled ahead of the sale, blue and colorless diamonds reigned supreme.
Said to be the largest pink diamond found in hundreds of years, “The Lulo Rose” was sold for an undisclosed sum.
The auction house is not offering any details on why the fancy vivid pink stone was pulled from its upcoming “Magnificent Jewels” sale.