Two auction records were achieved at Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale on November 29, 2011. A pair of D FL type IIa round brilliant diamonds weighing 35.77 and 35.61 carats set a record price of $16.4 million, which is the highest price paid for colorless diamonds in Asia. A pair of Colombian emerald ear pendants of 25.38 and 23.12 carats sold for over $4 million setting the second auction record of the evening. Other highlights include a brooch with a Kashmir sapphire weighing a 26.41 carats and a pair of fancy pink diamond earrings of 4.03 and 4.01 carats set with colorless pear shaped diamonds.
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A pair of round brilliant cut D FL type IIa diamonds weighing 35.77 and 35.61 carats sold for a record $16.4 million at Christie’s sale.
Ear pendants with Colombian emeralds weighing 25.38 and 23.12 carats sold for $4 million.
Brooch with diamonds and a remarkable Kashmir sapphire weighing 26.42 carats sold for $3.8 million. The sapphire was assessed by the Swiss Gemmological Institute, the Gubelin Laboratory, and the American Gemological Laboratories as Kashmir in origin with no evidence of heat treatment.
A pair of fancy pink diamond earrings of 4.03 and 4.01 carats sold for $2 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale.