On Oct. 16, a 50.52 ct. pear-shape D-color flawless diamond pendant sold for $9.5 million to a private collector at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale.
The overall sale took in $49.9 million.
Other highlights of the auction include a two-strand natural pearl necklace, which sold for $3.7 million, and a pair of 103 ct. t.w. pear-shape fancy yellow and colorless diamond ear pendants, which earned $4.7 million.
“Private collectors and dealers reacted more than positively to a 369-lot auction that was finely-tuned in terms of prices and selection of gems to current market conditions,” said Rahul Kadakia, head of jewelry, Christie’s Americas and Switzerland, in a statement. “Natural pearls, colorless flawless diamonds, and colored diamonds of high quality once again dominated the day, making for a vibrant atmosphere in the saleroom.”
Two-strand natural pearl necklace
103 ct. t.w. pear-shape fancy yellow and colorless diamond ear pendants