This emerald and diamond necklace just fetched $7M at auction

Ashley Davis

A special necklace led the Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction on Nov. 29.

Of the total $51.5 million the sale garnered, $7 million went to a spectacular emerald and diamond double riviere necklace created by Edmond Chin for Boghossian.

Pictured above, the design features 117.6 total carats of Colombian emeralds and diamonds—28 cushion- and octagonal-cut Colombian emeralds ranging from 1.48 to 10.41 carats, as well as 22 oval- and rectangular-cut diamonds ranging from 0.7 to 4.22 carats, as well as fancy-cut diamonds and fancy-cut jadeite.

Chin, a Singapore-born designer, got his start at Christie’s Hong Kong, working in the jewelry and jadeite department.

The second highest-earning lot, above, was a pair of fancy intense blue internally flawless diamonds, weighing 3.29 carats each, set as earrings alongside colorless diamonds, which sold for $6.1 million after a period of heated bidding, according to Christie’s.

Other notable lots were the above 4.9-carat fancy intense pink diamond ring, which earned $3.8 million, and, pictured below, an important fancy vivid yellow diamond ring weighing 18.08 carats, which doubled its low estimate, selling for $1.4 million.

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Source National Jeweler 

Photo © Christie’s.