Christie’s Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352

Led by the highest valued jewel sold in an online-only sale. The flawless star: A superb diamond 45.46 carats, D color, flawless.

Christie’s online-only sale Jewels Online and The Flawless Star totaled $ 9,137,352, with 98% sold by lot and 104% hammer above the low estimate. The sale attracted global participation from 29 countries with 17% of bids coming from new bidders.
The sale was led by The Flawless Star, a superb round brilliant-cut D-color, Flawless diamond of 45.46 carats, which sold for $4,620,000.

The sale set a new record for the most expensive jewel to be sold in an online-only sale. The Flawless Star belongs to the rare Type IIa category, which makes up less than 2% of all diamonds. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure and are characterized by their exceptional transparency. These stones have no traces of nitrogen, which creates a purity of color that is observed only in the finest diamonds originating from the fabled mines of Golconda, Brazil, and South Africa.

Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewellery, Christie’s, remarked: “Christie’s Jewels Online sale in New York achieved $9m led by the Flawless Star Diamond of 45 carats which sold for $4.6m demonstrating immense collector confidence at the highest levels for our online-only platform. We look forward to continuing our spring 2022 jewelry auction season with Magnificent Jewels and The Fuchsia Rose Diamond on 13 April at Rockefeller Plaza.”

Other notable results from the sale include a D color 4.61-carat marquise-cut diamond which achieved $107,100. This lot was followed by another D color cushion-cut diamond of 5.31 carats which achieved a price of $100,800. Another notable result was achieved by the Reza Twin Stone Ruby and Diamond Ring with a final price of $81,900.

CHRISTIE’S JEWELS ONLINE | 28 MARCH – 7 APRIL | NOTABLE RESULTS

Christie's Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352
THE FLAWLESS STAR
PRICE REALIZED: USD 4,620,000
Christie's Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352
UNMOUNTED DIAMOND
PRICE REALIZED: USD 100,800
Christie's Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352
REZA TWIN STONE RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
PRICE REALIZED: USD 81,900
Christie's Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352
COLORED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND PENDANT-NECKLACE
PRICE REALIZED: USD 75,600
Christie's Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
PRICE REALIZED: USD 69,300
Christie's Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352
DE BEERS COLORED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
PRICE REALIZED: USD 69,300
Christie's Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
TURQUOISE ‘VINTAGE ALHAMBRA’
LONG NECKLACE
PRICE REALIZED: USD 63,000
Christie's Jewels Online And The Flawless Star Achieves $9,137,352
DIAMOND RING
PRICE REALIZED: USD 63,000
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Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectables, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

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