DALLAS – Colored diamonds excelled in Heritage Auctions’ $5.1 million fine jewelry offering as a breathtaking 3.23 carat fancy blue diamond and platinum ring commanded $675,000 Sept. 25. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
A 5.04-carat fancy intense purplish-pink diamond and platinum ring (below) reached $372,500.
“The collector demand for colored diamonds has never been higher,” said Jill Burgum, senior director of jewelry at Heritage Auctions. “We didn’t see just one or two bidders pursue these special gemstones. We saw several bidders competing for the best of the best.”
An oval modified brilliant-cut fancy yellow diamond, platinum and gold ring (below) sold for $93,750.
Captivating large-carat lots exceeded estimates. A Rolex women’s diamond, white gold Pearlmaster watch with a total weight of 5.80 carats sold for $62,500 against a $10,000 estimate.
A 4.66-carat Burma sapphire, diamond, platinum ring by Bvlgari (below) brought $57,500, and a 7.48-carat fancy intense yellow diamond, white gold ring achieved $55,000.
A diamond and platinum necklace, featuring a square modified brilliant-cut diamond weighing 10.13 carats enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 7.00 carats, sold for $52,500