On November 26, 2013, Christie’s sold over $111.3 million in jewelry, marking the highest ever amount sold at a jewelry auction in Asia. The Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale had several pieces breaking the $5 million market and almost 30 selling for over $1 each.
“Asian clients bid competitively with collectors from all over the world and helped achieve world-record prices for a ruby necklace, an orangey pink diamond, and a pair of natural pearl ear pendants,” said the director of Jewelry and Jadeite Department at Christie’s Asia, Vickie Sek.
This circular-cut D flawless 104.84 carat diamond necklace sold over $8.144 million.
This 87.78 Burmese ruby and diamond necklace sold for $6.4 million. The matching oval shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring (13.21 carats), sold for $5.96 million.
A stunning piece by Harry Winston, a D-internally flawless fringe necklace sold for $5.09 million.
An oval 12.85 carat fancy intense orange-pink diamond sold for $4.95 million. This marked a world record price for an orange-pink diamond and a world record price per carat for an orange-pink diamond.