SHOWS, AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
Christie's Magnificent Jewels - New York April 12 2011
With just weeks remaining until the start of the spring auction season for jewelry, Christie’s New York is pleased to announce additional highlights of its Magnificent Jewels sale on April 12, including an exceptional line-up of top-quality fancy colored 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 color saturation..
“Our 2010 global jewelry sales total - the highest ever for any auction house at $426 million - was led by extraordinary prices for colored 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 colored 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 colored diamonds, curated with the specific desires of today's collectors in mind,” said Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry at Christie's New York.