|The top lot for Christie’s Jewels for the year was a fancy intense blue, marquise-cut, internally flawless, diamond ring of 12.11 carats, which sold in Hong Kong in July for $15,870,815. In the November Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale, a new auction record price per carat was established for a fancy purplish-red diamond, set into a ring by Graff. The 1.05 carat stone sold for CHF2,760,000, translating into price per carat at $2,640,000.|
|Overall, the department hosted 17 online sales including the curated Jewels Online sales, Summer Sparkle, the inaugural diamond online sale, and Iconic Designs; alongside charitable online auctions including Together for Children | #Sparkle Together; and Diamonds that Care: A Charity Auction.|
Christie’s Jewels also supported collections with charitable initiatives including Jewels offered in loving memory of Lana Chenko-Haddad to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children, the ASPCA, and Breast Cancer Research; Property from the Collection of Athena Blackburn Sold to Benefit Charitable Causes; and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which achieved a combined total of over $2million for charitable online sales and collections.