Yes, it is. This magnificant pink diamond was sold for 45,442,500 CHF (over $45 million dollars), way beyond the pre-auction estimate and set a new world record for any diamonds or any jewelry sold at an auction.
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At Christie’s auction of the “Jewels: The New York Sale” over a dozen jewelry pieces were sold above the million dollar range including “The Catherine The Great Emerald Brooch” which was sold for $1,650,500 (pictured above)
It was all about diamonds this time at Christie’s and Sotheby’s jewelry auction events on the 22nd and 23rd of April (respectively).
Christie’s produced a few million-dollar sales including a diamond pendant by Harry Winston that was sold for $986,500 including buyer’s premium. See below:
Sotheby’s recently sold one of the most exquisite carpets for $5,458,500 in Doha on March 19. As the catalog note says: “The Pearl Carpet of Baroda is an extraordinary work of art that is a true testament to the wealth, sophistication, and grandeur of the legendary courts of the maharajas as well as an extant example of the fabled riches of India.”
Hold your breath: This legendary carpet is made of approximately 1.2-1.5 million pearls and around 2,500 table cut and occasional rose cut diamonds. The total estimated weight of the pearls is 30,000 carats and the diamonds are estimated to be 350-400 carats in total, all set in silver topped gold or possibly blackened gold.
Below are a few pictures. For high resolution, zoomable view please visit the image viewer on Sotheby’s website