Sunday 23 May 2021

Sakura Diamond Sets New Auction Record

Sakura Diamond Sets New Auction Record

On May 23rd Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction took place in Hong Kong totalling over US$76 millions. The 15.81 carat Sakura diamond, named after the cherry blossoms color,  set a new world-record price for purple-pink diamonds being sold at US$29.3 million for a private buyer. It became the largest purple pink flawless diamond ever sold at an auction.

Another well known diamond, The Sweet Heart, a fancy vivid pink, heart shaped, 4.19 carats was also sold at the auction for US$6.6 million, US$1.6 million a carat. 

The auction finalized with a total of US$76.8 million, the biggest-earning Christie’s jewelry sale of the last few years.

To more know more details about this auction check  Christie's Press Release 

Picture courtesy: Christie’s