Christie's Hong Kong jewelry sale reported strong results, with 90 percent of the lots sold for a total of $33,067,728. The top lot, a diamond pendant set with two pear-shaped, D, flawless, type IIa diamonds of 20.7 carats and 10.02 carats, sold for $3,328,182 to an Asian private. Other diamond highlights included a number of lots that sold for more than $1 million apiece. A rectangular-cut, 15.02-carat, D, flawless type IIa diamond sold for $1,670,526, or $111,200 per carat.
Rapaport TradeWire - Thursday, May 28, 2009