Yellow Diamonds Continue To Sparkle At Auction

Christie’s in London held their Important Jewels auction this week and yellow diamonds were the story as the winning bids far exceeded their pre-auction estimates.

1.   A Diamond Bracelet, By Bulgari

Christies bracelet

A bracelet by the Italian jewelry company Bulgari features a marquise-cut Fancy Brown-Yellow diamond at the centre with a fluted Pave-Set Brilliant and Baguette-Cut diamond surround.   Experts believed it would sell for $330,000 (CAD) at the most, however, the winning bid was more than double at almost $708,000 (CAD).

2.  A Yellow Diamond Ring


Estimated to sell at between $64,000 and $73,000, this yellow diamond ring sold at $103,038.  The piece features a Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond weighing in at 4.36 carats with a Brilliant-Cut diamond line surround.

3.  A Coloured Diamond Ring


A Square-Cut Cornered Fancy Yellow diamond ring featuring a 5.14 carat stone was expected to sell for between $45,000 and $54,000.   The final sale price was $80,140!

4.  A Gem, Diamond and Colored Diamond “Love Bird” Brooch, By Cartier


The biggest surprise of the auction was saved for this brooch featuring love birds with wings and a tail set with yellow diamonds.   Estimated to sell for around $18,000, the winning bid was over three times as much, finally settling at $68,692!

5.  A Colored Diamond Ring, By Graff


A color diamond ring by Graff Diamonds also made headlines at Tuesday’s auction selling for more than double the original estimate.   The piece featuring a 5.05-carat Fancy Yellow Cut-Cornered Rectangular diamond and Heart-Shaped diamond shoulders that was expected to sell for $27,476 at the most went for $64,112.



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