Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction Sees Record Sales of Rare Gemstones

Held on June 11, 2024, at Christie’s Rockefeller Center, the auction realized a total of $44.4 million, with 90% of the 144 lots sold
The Eden Rose ring
The Eden Rose ring

This event showcased an impressive collection of rare diamonds, notable coloured stones, and exquisite jewellery pieces from prestigious brands like Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels.

The highlight of the auction was The Eden Rose ring, featuring a 10.20-carat round brilliant Fancy Intense Pink diamond, which sold for $13.3 million, surpassing its high estimate. The auction attracted global participation, with bids coming from the Americas (51%), Europe (24%), and the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions (26%).

Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s International Head of Jewellery, remarked, "Christie’s was honoured to present The Eden Rose this spring, an extraordinary gem never before offered at auction. The 10.20-carat Fancy Intense Pink Internally Flawless diamond exceeded all expectations, achieving an impressive $13.3 million, well beyond its high estimate. Collectors actively participated across all segments of the sale, paying premium prices for rare coloured gemstones and natural pearls. We eagerly anticipate concluding our spring jewellery sale season with New York Jewels Online and Joaillerie Paris, both scheduled for June."

The auction saw strong results for coloured diamonds and gemstones, including an Important Colored Diamond and Diamond Pendant Necklace, which sold for $2,167,500, and a Fancy Vivid Blue Heart Modified Brilliant-Cut Diamond of 2.28 carats, which fetched $2,107,000.

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