The top lot of the auction was a 5.08-carat round brilliant, fancy light pink diamond of VVS2 clarity (below), which sold for $1.4 million, or $280,807 per carat, after a pre-sale high estimate of $ 700,000.
Another highlight of the auction was a pair of pear-shaped fancy yellow and colorless diamond ear pendants (below), of 52.78 and 50.31 carats, which sold for $ 4.6 million to Essex Global Trading, Inc.
These emerald earrings are expected to sell for more than $ 4 million at Christie’s Hong Kong sale of Magnificent Jewels, scheduled to take place on Nov. 27 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
This 76.02-carat diamond was the property of the Archduke Joseph August of Austria, though it is unknown exactly when the stone entered the royal House of Habsburg. The diamond is expected to garner more than $ 15 million at auction. Photo credit: Tony Falcone