A fancy yellow circular-cut diamond ring topped the bidding stakes at Christie’s Paris Jewels sale, which took place in the French capital yesterday. All told, the sale realized €3,100,088 ($3,870,460), selling 80 percent by lots and 84 percent by value.
The fancy yellow diamond ring sold for €499,000 ($623,002) or $23,869 per carat.
“Natural pearls, diamonds and signed jewels remain the three most popular themes and fetched strong prices in today’s Paris auction,” said Marie-Laurence Tixier, head of the Paris jewelry department.
Another strong item was an antique natural pearl and diamond brooch, which sold for €121,000 ($151,069), six times its pre-sale high estimate.
Proving the current trend for all things Art Deco, a rock crystal and diamond necklace by Cartier went for €331,000 ($413.254) while a rock crystal and diamond bangle by Suzanne Belperron, which was created in 1938, sold for €121,000 ($151.069).