29-Carat D-Color Diamond Breaks Online Auction Record

Christie’s said this nearly 29-carat D-color diamond is the most expensive jewel ever sold via online auction.

New York—The largest D-color diamond to be auctioned via the internet is now the most expensive jewel ever sold at an online-only auction.

The 28.86 carat D-color, Emerald cut, VVS1 Type IIa diamond just exceeded its high estimate selling for US$2.1 million at Christie’s Jewels Online sale concluded Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Christie’s said the D-color diamond began receiving bids as soon as the sale commenced on June 16, earning a total of 31 bids from four countries spanning Asia to America.Christie’s International Head of Jewelry Rahul Kadakia noted of the headlining diamond: “The sale of this exceptional stone established the record for a jewel sold in an online-only auction, demonstrating greater client confidence in Christie’s digital ability and online sale platform.


Re-posted from www.nationaljeweler.com

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