Christie’s launches first diamond-dedicated auction

Christie’s has announced the launch of Jewels Online: Summer Sparkle, a curated online-only auction that specifically focuses on diamonds. 

In its latest release, Christie’s said: “From classic colorless diamonds, to a wide variety of rare colors including pinks, grays, oranges, greens, browns and yellows this sale offers comprehensive selection of the celebrated stone.”

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Bidding for the lots commenced yesterday (12 August), and will close lot by lot on 27 August.

The top lot featured is a 20.21 carat pear shaped yellow-brown diamond mounted in a “spectacular” necklace, framed by round diamonds and suspended from a graduated diamond necklace by Graff, which is estimated between $300,000 (£229,000) and $400,000 (£305,350). 

Other highlights include “striking colored diamonds in unique settings offering fresh takes on traditional engagement rings”.

Such lots include a “fancy brownish greenish yellow diamond ring” of 2.46 carats flanked by tapered baguette-cut diamonds, estimated at $10,000 (£7,633) to $15,000 (£11,450), as well as a twin-setting of a Fancy Deep Brownish-Orange Diamond and Diamond Ring, set to go for $20,000 (£15,267) to $30,000 (£22,900).

Christie’s added: “Each category of jewelry is represented, whether you are in the market for a diamond ring in a timeless setting, statement chandelier earrings, or an impressive necklace, this shimmering summer sale is not to be missed.”

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