A blue diamond on Bulgari’s ring was the king of Christie’s auction in New York ♦ ︎
A ring signed Bulgari with a cushion cut diamond, Fancy Vivid Blue of 8.08 carats and, on its sides, two diamonds with a triangular cut, on platinum. A $ 18.3 million Christmas gift, probably a price not even Santa Claus could afford. Yet the ring was sold at the last auction of December organized by Christie’s in New York. Perhaps the Christmas atmosphere pushed the buyers: the total sales exceeded 69 million dollars. In particular, the attention of collectors and investors has focused on colored diamonds.
For example, a rare 15.56-carat heart-shaped pink diamond set in a pendant was sold for $ 9.5 million.
The fancy yellow 37.87 carat and 36.80 carat diamond earrings, also called Foxfire Diamonds, were also very popular: they are practically two giants mined in Canada by Rio Tinto, and they have been sold for 1.5 million. The color of another 8-carat oval cut diamond mounted on a ring is also yellow, made in 1925 by Gillot & Co, sold for 1.3 million. A ring with a colorless diamond of 28.7 carats, a square cut, has exceeded 2 million. Among the pieces sold and with greater appeal there is undoubtedly a necklace that can be transformed into a tiara. It is made of aquamarines and made by Cartier in 1925: it was sold for 828,500 dollars: this is also an excellent Christmas present. Federico Graglia