Christie’s Royal Jew­els And Ex­cep­tional Gem­stones


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Head­lin­ing this auc­tion was a 16.08-ct cush­ion-shaped fancy vivid pink VVS2 di­a­mond that fetched US$28,523,925, a world auc­tion price for a fancy vivid pink di­a­mond sold at auc­tion. There were also other ex­cep­tional pieces with pres­ti­gious provenance such as an emerald and di­a­mond fringe stun­ner that was sold at $2,610,597 and once owned by Elena di Fran­cia, duchess of Aosta and later, Sy­bil Sas­soon, mar­chioness of Chol­monde­ley; as well as a twos­trand nat­u­ral pearl neck­lace gifted by King Um­berto I of Italy to his wife Queen Margherita and later worn by Queen Elena of Italy. Nat­u­ral pearl strands did ex­tremely well, with two fine ex­am­ples sur­pass­ing their auc­tion es­ti­mates and sold for more than $2 mil­lion.

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