Coloured diamonds to highlight Christie’s auction
New York, March 22, 2011 – Christie’s New York has announced additional highlights of its Magnificent Jewels sale on April 12, including an exceptional line-up of top-quality fancy coloured diamonds in shades of pink, blue and yellow.
Christie’s had previously announced its star lot of the sale, a Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond of 10.09 carats estimated at $12-15 million.
In keeping with collector demand, the upcoming sale will feature a wealth of these highly sought-after jewels, including Fancy Vivid blue, Fancy Vivid yellow, and Fancy Intense Pink diamonds of superior size, clarity, and colour saturation.
“Our 2010 global jewellery sales total — the highest ever for any auction house at $426 million — was led by extraordinary prices for coloured diamonds, including the BVLGARI Blue sold in New York for a record $1.4 million per carat and the Perfect Pink, sold in Hong Kong for $23.1 million.
“Demand for large coloured diamonds from connoisseurs and investors continues to reach new heights, and we look forward to starting the spring season with this exceptional group of top coloured diamonds, curated with the specific desires of today’s collectors in mind,” said Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewellery at Christie’s New York.