Diamond prices strong at Sotheby’s NY sale

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Courtesy of The National Jeweler

New York — Sotheby’s sale of Important Jewels here on Feb. 7 achieved a total of $10.5 million, marking the third consecutive record total for a February sale of jewelry for the auction house.
A platinum ring by Tiffany & Co. with a 6.46-carat, E color round diamond sold for $560,500, or $86,765 per carat, to an anonymous bidder. The piece had a pre-sale high estimate of $150,000.
A platinum and diamond ring with a 0.51-carat round fancy purplish pink diamond, also by Tiffany & Co., sold for $338,500.
A platinum and diamond bow brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels realized $332,500 after a pre-sale high estimate of $100,000.
“We are very pleased to have achieved another top result for our February sales in New York. (The) auction demonstrated the market’s continued appetite for exceptional diamonds,” said Gary Schuler, head of Sotheby’s jewelry department in New York.

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