A D-colour diamond weighing 28.86 carats broke the record for the most expensive jewel ever sold in an online-only auction, selling for US$2,115,000.
The VVS1 clarity gem was the top lot at Christie’s Jewels Online sale, held June 16 to 30. The diamond, which was expected to fetch upwards of $2 million, was the highest valued lot ever offered through the auction house’s online sale. It received a total of 31 bids from four countries.
“The spectacular 28.86 carat, D-colour diamond received immediate attention upon its announcement,” says Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewellery at Christie’s. “The stone possesses a transparency and purity which can only be found in the world’s finest diamonds.”
In total, Christie’s Jewels Online generated $4,164,500, with 100 per cent sold by value and 93 per cent sold by lot. To view full sales results, click here.