The 10.93 ct. diamond ring
The Christie’s Paris Jewels auction exceeded expectations, bringing in $8,206,462 in sales.
The top sale was a 10.93 ct. baguette diamond ring, flawless, D color, VVS2, type IIa, sold to an anonymous buyer for $1,000,347.
Pieces from the collection of a “French princely family” also sold well, especially a natural pearl, diamond, platinum, and gold necklace sold for $918,519, and a sapphire, diamond, and platinum ring by Chaumet for $763,046.
The auction had the second highest sales of any Christie’s auction in Paris.
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Bulgari is pleased to announce the acquisition of a pair of Bulgari earrings that originally belonged to actress Gina Lollobrigida. She purchased the earrings in 1964, and has always had a passion for jewelry. She wore the earrings throughout her career and indeed they are featured in many photographs. Two pear-shaped 21 carat Columbian emeralds, enhanced by 67 diamonds of various sizes totalling 26.5 carats, all set in platinum. The earrings were purchased at Sotheby's auction which highlighted some pieces from Gina Lollobrigida's personal collection.
Sold at the Christies Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale, this 75.36 carat briolette diamond pendant necklace sold for a record $11,145,734. Originally valued at $8.5 million to $12.5 million, the D Color, Internally Flawless Clarity, Type IIa diamond was the biggest diamond ever to appear at auction.
The entire Magnificent Jewels sale netted $82,947,664.