Purple-Pink Diamond Fetches $1 Million a Carat

The top lot at the Christie’s New York Jewels sale on Dec. 7
was a fancy vivid purple-pink diamond of 6.89 carats, which sold for
$6,914,500, or $1 million per carat.

“Following the record-breaking
$23 million sale of The Perfect Pink
at Christie’s Hong Kong, a 6.89 carat
fancy vivid purple-pink diamond led the day here in New York,” Rahul Kadakia,
head of jewelry at Christie’s Americas, said. “The results of the day’s sale
bring our New York jewelry sales total to $131 million for the year – the
highest total ever for the U.S. jewelry auction market.”

The overall sale raised $22.1 million. Christie’s sold 83
percent by lot, 78 percent by value.