news — December 2, 2015 at 6:59 am

Rubino record at Christie’s auction

Jewelry auctions have a new record: it is been established at Christie’s sale of Magnificent Jewels in Hong Kong. It’s The Crimson Flame, a Burmese ruby ​​of 15 carats exceptionally rare. The ring with the red stone, quality pigeon blood, was sold for $ 18.3 million, a world auction record of 1.2 million per carat. The estimate, already high, was of 15 million dollars. “It’s the year of the ruby at Christie’s Hong Kong” said Vickie Sek, vice president for Asia and director of the Asia department of Christie’s jewelry. Great welcome even for a necklace with 32 Burmese rubies, always colored pigeon blood, alternating with a cushion-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and gold: it was sold for $ 7.2 million. And a pair of earrings, always with Burmese rubies and diamonds, they closed at $ 3.1 million. The so-called Afghan Emerald, a high quality stone of 10.11 carats, was sold at 2.2 million, a world record price for an emerald Afghan auction. A diamond ring of 7.53 carats Fancy Pink was sold for 6.25 million and a necklace with two wires of jadeite, by Cartier, has met a buyer with 4.8 million. In general, the 320 lots, including stones and jewelry, have totaled 96.9 million dollars, with 80% of items sold and 83% in value. Federico Graglia

The Crimson Flame, venduto per 18,3 milioni di dollari
The Crimson Flame, venduto per 18,3 milioni di dollari
Orecchini con rubini birmani e diamanti, venduti a 3,1 milioni di dollari
Orecchini con rubini birmani e diamanti, venduti a 3,1 milioni di dollari
Collana a due fili di giadeite, di Cartier, venduta per 4,8 milioni di dollari
Collana a due fili di giadeite, di Cartier, venduta per 4,8 milioni di dollari
Anello con diamante Fancy Pink di 7,53 carati venduto per 6,25 milioni di dollari
Anello con diamante Fancy Pink di 7,53 carati venduto per 6,25 milioni di dollari
Smeraldo afgano, pietra di grande qualità di 10.11 carati, è stata battuta a 2,2 milioni di dollari
Smeraldo afgano, pietra di grande qualità di 10.11 carati, è stata battuta a 2,2 milioni di dollari

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