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Sotheby's Important Jewels auction rakes in $8.9m


Friday, 04 February 2011 10:48
Hannah Powell
Sotheby

This week saw Sotheby’s Important Jewels sale take place in New York. The auction comprised of 131 pieces of diamond and precious gem jewellery that eventually raked in an impressive $8.9million.

Two of the highest selling pieces were both diamond rings. The first, from a private collection, was a 7.72ct diamond set in platinum. The impressive round centre stone was flanked by tapered baguettes which weighed in at a whapping 80ct and the ring eventually went for $65,500, trumping its estimate by nearly $16,000.

The second diamond dazzler of the evening was a 10.28ct fancy deep brown-yellow diamond ring by Hammerman Brothers. The unusual centre-stone was framed by pear-shaped and numerous small round colourless diamonds weighing around 2 carats, set in a 18K yellow gold. Initially estimated between $65,000 - $85,000, a private buyer eventually got it for $86,500.

SEE LAST YEAR'S PERFECT PINK THAT BECAME THE MOST EXPENSIVE JEWEL EVER SOLD AT AUCTION...
LIKE THE SOUND OF THESE? YOU SHOULD SEE THESE DIAMOND RINGS...
REMEMBER SOTHEBY'S FAMOUS SALE OF WALLIS SIMPSON'S JEWELS...

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