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Magnificent Jewels at Christie's Reaches $44.4 Million

At Rockefeller Center, in the heart of Manhattan, Christie's auction triumphs with The Eden Rose, a 10.20 carat pink diamond

The auction featured a dazzling array of rare diamonds, remarkable coloured stones and an extraordinary assemblage of jewellery from leading houses such as Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels.

The top lot of the sale was The Eden Rose, a 10.20-carat round brilliant intense pink diamond, which sold for $13.3 million, surpassing its high estimate. The auction saw strong participation, with bids coming in from all over the world.

Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewelry at Christie's, said: "Christie's was proud to present this spring The Eden Rose, an extraordinary gemstone that had never before been offered at auction. The 10.20-carat Fancy Intense Pink Internally Flawless gem surpassed all expectations, fetching an impressive $13.3 million, well above its high estimate. Collectors actively participated in all areas of the sale, paying high prices especially for the rare coloured gemstones and natural pearls. We look forward to concluding our spring jewellery sale season with New York Jewels Online and Joaillerie Paris both taking place in June."

In terms of coloured diamonds and coloured stones, highlights included an important diamond and coloured diamond necklace that sold for $2,167,500 and a 2.28-carat Fancy Vivid Blue Heart Modified Brilliant-Cut diamond that fetched $2,107,000.

Other notable results were achieved for lots from prestigious collections, including Beauty in Design: Magnificent Jewelry from the Collection of Sunny Crawford von Bulow and Ala von Auersperg Isham. An exquisite necklace of emeralds, rubies and carved diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels sold for $289,800 and a necklace of natural pearls, cultured pearls and Art Deco-style diamonds fetched $302,400 against a minimum estimate of $100,000. The 16 jewels in the collection totalled $1,400,000.

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