A Pair of 10.88-carat Perfect Brilliant-Cut D/Flawless White Diamonds sells for HK$37.62 million / US$4.82 million (Est. HK$25-30 million) – marking a WORLD RECORD PRICE PER CARAT FOR ANY ROUND WHITE DIAMOND of HK$1,728,860/US$221,649 per carat.
A 5.14-carat Fancy Vivid Round Yellow Diamond Ring of Extremely Rare Round Shape and Unrivalled Colour Saturation sells for HK$8.18 million / US$ 1.05 million (Est. HK$7.5-8.5 million) WORLD’S SECOND HIGHEST PRICE PER CARAT FOR ANY FANCY VIVID YELLOW DIAMOND (HK$1,591,440/US$204,031 per carat.
A 6.43-Carat Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels Tops the Sale at HK$60million / US$7.69 million (Est. HK$48-55 million).
Commenting on the sale, Quek Chin-Yeow, Deputy Chairman/ Head of Jewellery of Sotheby’s Asia and this evening’s auctioneer, said: “Sotheby’s Hong Kong Jewellery sales go from strength to strength with this evening’s record sale total of HK$423,173,250 (US$54 million), breaking a company record for a jewellery sale set just this Spring.
“We are extraordinarily pleased to have achieved the Highest Price Per Carat For Any Round White Diamond At Auction – HK$1,728,860 / US$221,649 per carat (Lot 1991 – HK$37,620,000 / US$4,823,077 for an Important and Perfectly Matched Pair of Unmounted Brilliant D-flawless Diamonds, 10.88 carats each). In addition, we achieved the Second Highest Price Per Carat For a Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond At Auction – US$204,031 per carat (Lot 1807 – HK$8,180,000 / US$1,048,718 for a Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond, 5.14 carats). ”