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Thursday, June 7, 2012

26-Carat Diamond and Platinum Ring Sells for $623,000 in Paris


A 26.10-carat round brilliant cut yellow diamond and platinum ring (above) was top seller at Christie’s Paris auction on Tuesday, fetching $623,000. An Art Deco diamond and rock crystal necklace by Cartier (below) fetched more than $413,000, or $23,869 per carat. 


The auction, held at the Christie’s Paris sales office at avenue Matignon, totaled nearly $3.9 million, with selling 80 percent of items sold by lots and 84 percent by value.

Natural pearls, diamonds and signed jewels remain the three most popular themes and fetched strong prices in today’s Paris auction,” said Marie-Laurence Tixier, head of the Paris jewelry department. 


An antique natural pearl and diamond brooch by Suzanne Belperron (above) sold for €121,000 ($151,000), which was six times its pre-sale high estimate.

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