News

Advanced Search

20ct. D-Flawless Leads Christie’s Auction

Jun 13, 2018 6:00 AM   By Rapaport News
Comment Comment Email Email Print Print Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Share Share


RAPAPORT... A 20.47-carat flawless diamond ring was the top seller at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on Tuesday.

The old-mine, brilliant-cut, D-color, type IIa piece sold for $2.7 million. Its pre-sale estimate was $2.5 million to $3.5 million.

Another top lot was a heart-shaped, 15.36-carat diamond pendant necklace by Leviev, which fetched $1.6 million, exceeding its pre-sale estimate of $1.3 million to $1.5 million. A diamond fringe necklace, featuring pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds suspended from a row of oval-shaped diamonds, went for $1.6 million against an estimate of $1.5 million to $2 million. Overall, 89% of lots sold for a total of $20 million.

Jewels from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller also went under the hammer at the auction. The items fetched a combined $3.1 million, not including online sales. The entire collection of 1,500 pieces, including artworks such as a $115 million Picasso, sold out for $835.1 million — the highest total for a private collection sold at auction, Christie’s said. All proceeds will go to charities that the couple supported during their lifetime.

The next Christie’s jewelry sale is the Important Jewels auction, which will take place on June 13 in London.
Tags: Christie’s, Christie’s Magnificent Jewels, Leviev, Magnificent Jewels, Peggy and David Rockefeller, Rapaport News, Rockefeller collection
Similar Articles
Rapaport LogoRapaport Weekly Market Comment
Jul 19, 2018
Slow trading, with dealers in summer vacation mode. Bargain-hunters asking for higher discounts during quiet
Plump ClubPlumb Club Names New President
Jul 18, 2018
The Plumb Club, an alliance of suppliers to the jewelry, diamond and watch industries, has elected Michael
Comments: (0)  Add comment Add Comment
Arrange Comments Last to First
© Copyright 1978-2018 by Martin Rapaport. All rights reserved. Index®, RapNet®, Rapaport®, PriceGrid™, Diamonds.Net™, and JNS®; are TradeMarks of Martin Rapaport.
While the information presented is from sources we believe reliable, we do not guarantee the accuracy or validity of any information presented by Rapaport or the views expressed by users of our internet service.