Christie’s, jewellery, watches, Asia, Vickie Sek, Director of the Jewellery and Jadeite Department

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Christie’s jewel sale achieves best season ever in Asia

HONG KONG, May 31, 2011 – With US$110 million changing hands in two days, Christie’s have just concluded their best season for jewellery and watches in Asia.
“The Imperial Cushions, a magnificent pair of D-colour Golconda diamonds, achieved a world record price of US$200,000 per carat,” said Vickie Sek, Director of the Jewellery and Jadeite Department, Christie’s Asia.
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“The Asian market continues to grow and position itself as a major centre in the international world of auctions.”
An anonymous buyer bought The Imperial Cushions, a pair of cushion-shaped D, potentially IF Golconda diamonds of 24.49 and 23.11 carats.
The price achieved of $200,000 per carat was a world record price per carat for a colourless Golconda diamond, Christies said.