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The June Online sale will be led by a spectacular diamond ring of 28.86 carats, D colour, VVS1 clarity, Type IIa ($1,000,000-2,000,000), the highest valued lot ever offered in an online-only sale at Christie’s
By: Diamond World News Service
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May 14 2020 12:04PM
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Since the highly successful inaugural Elizabeth Taylor online sale in December 2011, Christie’s continues to innovate with online across all categories for collectors worldwide. In the June 16-30th sale, Christie’s Jewels will offer the largest D color diamond to be offered for sale online. Estimated at $1-2m, this is the highest valued lot ever offered for sale online at Christie’s.

Encouraged by record online participation and the increased level of transaction, Christie’s Jewels has enhanced its online sales calendar to include higher value property and to offer a new sale each month. The June Online sale will be led by a spectacular diamond ring of 28.86 carats, D color, VVS1 clarity, Type IIa ($1,000,000-2,000,000), the highest valued lot ever offered in an online-only sale at Christie’s. Additional highlights for Jewels Online (June 16-30) can be viewed here, with further information to be shared closer to the sale.

Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewelry at Christie’s, remarks, “As the jewelry auction market leader for over twenty-six years, our team continues to strategically innovate and bring to market the very best jewels for our clients. This year has presented unprecedented circumstances, enabling Christie’s new opportunities through our enhanced digital platform. Year-over-year, we have seen an increase in online participation and the value threshold for transacting online. Recognizing greater client confidence, we are proud to announce the highest valued lot ever to be offered for sale in our June 2020 Jewels Online auction.”               

A Spectacular Diamond Ring Offered in Jewels Online | June 16-30
The combination of a diamond’s unparalleled hardness and crystalline purity has merited its celebrated status and established the stone as the pinnacle of all gemstones. The spectacular 28.86 carat D color VVS1 clarity emerald-cut diamond ring ($1,000,000-2,000,000) presented in Jewels Online (June 16-30) possesses a purity of color and transparency which can only be found in world’s finest natural diamonds. The diamond also belongs to the rare Type IIa category, which are extremely rare, making up less than 2% of all diamonds. These rare diamonds have been unearthed from only a limited number of sources around the world, deeming this stone a miraculous phenomenon.

Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure and are characterized by their exceptional transparency. These stones are incredibly rare gems of the diamond family and have no traces of the colorant nitrogen. The absence of this element gives the stone a purity of color that is observed only in the finest stones originating from the fabled mines of Golconda, Brazil and South Africa.

The shape of the stone, the emerald-cut, is one of the oldest diamond shapes with stylistic origins tracing back to the 1500s. During the Art Deco movement in the 1920s, the cut was modernized based off a shape initially created for emeralds, thus the name, and the style rose to popularity. Today, the sleek look of an emerald-cut diamond, with its elongated, step-cut facets, is admired all over the world.

Strong Digital Engagement in 2020
For the first part of the year, Christie’s has witnessed unprecedented engagement from clients participating in online sales from over 150 countries with new registrants as high as 80% for select sales. In particular, strong results were achieved for Jewels Online sales with sell-through rates ranging from 89% through 99% with overall sale totals achieving double their pre-sale estimates.

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