Christie’s has done it again…break diamond auction records, that is. This time, it’s at a Hong Kong spring sale of highly covetable jewelry, including a 75.36-carat D briolette diamond. This particular piece of diamond jewelry was sold per carat to an anonymous buyer from Asia. The diamond was purchased for $11.2 million, or $148,000 for each carat. This end-of-May sale broke the world record for the highest-paid briolette ever.
If we look back at the past month’s posts, Christie’s was also featured a couple of times in this blog for other record-breaking diamond sales. On May 28, the auction house’s Magnificent Jewels event in Geneva saw a 101.73-carat pear-shaped diamond called the “Winston Legacy” go for $26.7 million. Meanwhile, the “Princie Diamond”, a near flawless cushion-cut pink diamond weighing 34.65 carat, fetched $39.9 million…or a whopping $1.1 million per carat. It was sold during a mid-April Magnificent Jewels auction in New York.