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Christie’s Paris Auction Brings In $8M

December 17, 2023  |  Leah Meirovich
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The latest Christie’s Paris sale garnered $8.1 million, the highest total for a jewelry auction in France this year.

The top item at the Joaillerie Paris sale, which ran from December 1 to 15, was a round brilliant-cut, 6.57-carat, D-color, internally flawless diamond ring, which fetched EUR 352,800 ($385,476), within its estimated price range. In total, Christie’s sold 87% of lots on offer, with many surpassing their upper estimates amid bidding from participants in 24 countries, the auction house said last week.

Items from renowned jewelry houses, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Boucheron, and Harry Winston, also performed well, as did items from private collections.

Here are the remaining items in the top 10:

A necklace containing round to oval, button and barrel-shaped pearls and single-cut and round diamonds brought in EUR 277,200 ($302,984), more than double its high estimate.
This ring bearing an emerald-cut, 10.57-carat, I-color, VVS2-clarity diamond center stone with tapered baguette-cut side stones sold for EUR 214,200 ($234,124), well above its EUR 150,000 ($163,952) top presale price.
Christie’s sold this round brilliant-cut, 5.04-carat, E-color, internally flawless diamond ring for EUR $189,000 ($206,580), beating its EUR 150,000 ($163,952) upper estimate.
A Van Cleef & Arpels brooch featuring round and pear-cut emeralds totaling approximately 3.50 to 4.50 carats and round and tapered baguette-cut diamonds weighing 9.50 to 11.50 carats went for EUR 151,200 ($165,264), nearly four times its high presale price.
A round brilliant-cut, 5.28-carat, F-color, VVS1-clarity diamond ring achieved EUR 151,200 ($165,264), within its estimated range.
These earrings are set with octagonal step-cut and cushion fancy step-cut Ceylon sapphires — weighing a total of 73.36 carats — as well as marquise and pear-cut diamonds with a combined weight of 8.69 carats. They fetched EUR 138,600 ($151,492), well above their EUR 70,000 ($76,511) high price tag.
An emerald-cut, 7.67-carat, H-color, SI1-clarity diamond ring by designer Roger Hamon, realized EUR 138,600 ($151,492), smashing its EUR 60,000 ($65,581) upper estimate.
Eighty rounded, button and oval saltwater natural pearls adorn this necklace, which also contains old-cut diamonds. It raked in EUR 126,000 ($137,720), surpassing its EUR 50,000 ($54,651) high presale price.
This pendant, containing Colombian emeralds and old-cut diamonds weighing between 19 and 21 carats, fetched EUR 113,400 ($123,948), over its EUR 80,000 ($87,441) upper estimate.

Main image: The 6.57-carat diamond ring. (Christie’s)

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