Double diamond necklace doubles estimate
A fancy intense pink gem persuaded one bidder to part with £30k at Sotheby's
This Thursday, March 18, Sotheby's held a sale of collectible jewellery in London. Whilst no record-breaking pieces were on offer, there were a few pieces which excited those attending.
Two of the most impressive lots were a diamond chain and necklace, both given estimates as low as £14,000.
The diamond chain, at a length of 1,060mm consists of a series of spectacle-set brilliant-cut diamonds of various sizes. Bidders chased the piece up to £25,000 before the hammer came down.
This was topped, however, by a necklace of negligée design which suspended a fancy intense pink pear-shaped diamond weighing 0.91 carats and another similarly shaped near-colourless stone weighing 0.98 carats.
The pink diamond is certified to be natural, whilst the colourless diamond is D Colour and of VS1 Clarity. It sparked a small bidding war, and the price was buffeted up to £30,000 before a contented winning bidder collected it.
Sotheby's will be holding its next sale of Jewellery in Hong Kong early next month, along with some fine timepieces. We will be bringing you details of the sale here.
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