A fancy-blue diamond pendant necklace was the top seller at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels in New York Tuesday, fetching $11.8 million.
The pear modified brilliant-cut, 31.62-carat, potentially internally flawless diamond is the largest of its kind to appear at auction, Christie’s said Wednesday. Encased in a perimeter of pink and white diamonds, the piece sold for within its estimate of $10 million to $15 million.
In total, Christie’s brought in $58.8 million at the December 6 sale, with 93% of items on offer finding buyers, the auction house noted.
Meanwhile, the star item at the auction, an emerald-cut, 13.15-carat, fancy-vivid-pink diamond with an estimate of up to $35 million, was withdrawn prior to the sale.
Here are the other pieces that made up the top 10:
Main image: The 31.62-carat, fancy-blue diamond pendant. (Christie’s)