Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn sales of Magnificent Jewels generated a total revenue of US$ 79,172,226; selling 80% of the jewels offered by lot and 84% by value. The auction house said that 35% of the lots were sold for prices exceeding their high estimate.
The Ratnaraj, a 10.05 ct rare Burmese Ruby attracted a sale price of US$ US$10,226,448; thus going on to set the third highest price per carat for a ruby — US$ 1,0 17,557.
However the highest price at the auction – of US$ 11.8 million, or $2.7 million per carat — was realised by a diamond ring with a set with a 4.29 ct fancy vivid blue, internally flawless marquise-cut diamond.
A total of 149 buyers from 23 countries based on four continents participated in the auction, Christie’s revealed.
Vickie Sek, Deputy Chairman Asia & Director of Christie’s Asia Jewellery department, commented: “Once again at Christie’s Hong Kong, Asian collectors and members of the trade showed great confidence for rare and important gemstones, led by US$ 2.7m per carat achieved for the Moussaieff blue diamond ring. The sale room was packed all day long with spirited bidding for colourless diamonds, coloured gemstones and important jadeite jewellery.”
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