asta, news — December 9, 2017 at 4:00 am

Graff in blue, Christie’s golden year




With two twin blue diamonds from Graff it closes a golden year for Christie’s ♦ ︎
In view of Christmas, the wallet opens more easily. Especially if the expense is to buy Magnificent Jewels. So the Christie’s auction in New York ended with a total sales of $ 62.5 million. 88% of the lots were awarded and 85% by value. The top piece turned out to be a ring by Graff, 3.36 and 2.71 carat Superb Twin-Stone Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond, which reached $ 12.5 million. Two blue twin diamonds, in fact, are quite rare.
Along with the Graff ring, pieces of Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Jar, Van Cleef & Arpels and others were sold. Christie’s also points out that even unique jewelry signed by artists, which are rarely appreciated at auction, have been well received. But pieces of Charles Loloma, Georges Fouquet and Raymond Templier were sold above the starting estimates. The auction chronicle (held on December 6) also records the success of the sold private collections, such as Property From The Collection by Senator Jacob K. Javits and Marian B. Javits, the jewels that belonged to Hank Greenberg, and the collection of Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower. In short, a gold closure for Christie’s vintage, back from the sale of emblematic pieces such as The Art of de Grisogono, Creation 1, the largest impeccable D-color diamond ever auctioned, which set a new record world auction for 33.7 million, or Le Grand Mazarin, a light pink diamond of 19.07 carats sold for 14.4 million, and the sale in Hong Kong of The Pink Promise for 32.1 million, world record price per carat of a pink diamond. Federico Graglia

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