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First online diamond sale for Christie’s totals $1.5m

Christie’s first ever online sale dedicated solely to diamonds totalled $1.5m (£1.13m), the auction house has announced. 

The Jewels Online: Summer Sparkle event ran between 12 August and 27 August, with 84% sold by lot.

According to the auction house, the sale attracted 28% of new registrants from over 20 countries.

The top lot of the sale was a “spectacular” coloured diamond necklace by Graff.

The piece suspended a 20.21 carat pear shaped yellow -brown diamond, set in a fine white diamond necklace. It sold for $325,000 (£244,188). 

Other highlights from the auction included an old mine brilliant-cut diamond ring of 12.02 carats, which realized $118,750, (£89,222) as well as a diamond ring of 4 .80 carats that sold for $87,500 (£65,743).

In addition, a fancy yellow diamond ring of 8.16 carats, which achieved $81,250 (£61,047).

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