Leslie Hindman jewelry and timepieces auction hits $4.89M

Fancy vivid yellow color diamond ring, 7.85 carats. Price realized $542,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Fancy vivid yellow color diamond ring, 7.85 carats. Price realized $542,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ spring auctions of fine jewelry and timepieces achieved a record total of $4.89 million. Hundreds of bidders participated in the salesroom, on the telephones and via the Internet in the auction sessions held April 7-8. LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

Several exceptional fancy colored diamonds and colored stones elicited spirited interest from private collectors and dealers worldwide. A highlight of the fine jewelry sale was an impressive 7.85-carat diamond ring of fancy vivid yellow color. The rare combination of the color saturation and the antique cushion cut enabled the lot to surpass the estimate of $150,000-$200,000 to ultimately realize $542,500. Another highlight from the sale included a 10.99 carat fancy yellow oval brilliant cut diamond ring, which held a presale estimate of $100,000-$150,000 and realized $170,500.

The fine jewelry auction clearly indicated that the market for pink diamonds is strong. The demand from investors from around the globe continues to rise as pink diamonds become increasingly scarce. Highlights include an 18K rose gold and fancy purple pink diamond ring that sold for $302,500 and a fancy deep pink diamond that realized $266,500.

Hindman’s highly anticipated fine timepieces sale, held Monday evening, also generated strong interest and prices realized. Contemporary wristwatches by important makers such as Patek Philippe and Rolex as well as collectible antique timepieces in fine condition with desirable complications, proved to be highlights of the sale.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ next fine jewelry and timepieces auction will be held Sept. 8-9. Consignments are welcome through July 12.

Inquiries should phone 312-280-1212.

View the fully illustrated catalog for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ spring fine jewelry and timepieces auction April 7-8, complete with prices realized, at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Fancy vivid yellow color diamond ring, 7.85 carats. Price realized $542,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Fancy vivid yellow color diamond ring, 7.85 carats. Price realized $542,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Fancy yellow oval brilliant cut diamond ring, 10.99 carats. Price realized $170,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Fancy yellow oval brilliant cut diamond ring, 10.99 carats. Price realized $170,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

This 18K rose gold and fancy purple pink diamond ring sold for $302,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

This 18K rose gold and fancy purple pink diamond ring sold for $302,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Art Deco platinum, emerald, diamond and enamel necklace, 28.20 carats. Price realized: $40,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Art Deco platinum, emerald, diamond and enamel necklace, 28.20 carats. Price realized: $40,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.