Magnificent Jewels Spring Auction 2019
Hong Kong – On 28th May, Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction totaled HK$348,640,250
/US$44,618,910. The top lot of the sale was THE BUBBLE GUM PINK, A 3.43 CARATS FANCY VIVID PURPLISH PINK DIAMOND RING, BY MOUSSAIEFF, which realized HK$58,825,000/US$7,528,412, with a price per carat of US$2.2m.
Other notable results include: THE GRAND MUZOS, A PAIR OF 23.34/23.18 CARAT
COLOMBIAN EMERALD EARRINGS, which realized HK$34,925,000/US$4,469,695, almost
US$100,000 per carat.
A jadeite cabochon ring and a pair of jadeite cabochon earrings both doubled their estimates with spirited bidding in the saleroom, achieving HK$9,485,000/US$1,213,888 and HK$9,245,000/US$1,183,173 respectively.
The auction welcomed participation from 130 buyers from 17 countries and 4 continents.
Vickie Sek, Chairman, Jewellery Asia, commented “Asian collectors continue to pursue the best across all categories at Christie’s Hong Kong as seen in Jewelry, Asian Art, Watches, and Wine. We look forward to wrapping up our Spring 2019 season with Handbags and the Chinese Works of Art sales, before finally heading to New York for the historic Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence action on June 19.”
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had a global auction, private and digital sales in 2018 that totaled £5.3 billion / $7 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, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, 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.
Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New
York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price – see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at
the back of the sale catalog.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are the hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.