A model shows "the Orange" a 14.82-carat pear-shaped, vivid orange diamond
Posted on 19 November 2014
As part of its year-end figures announcement, Christie’s reports a record-breaking result for global jewelry sales in 2013, with US $678.3 million --– the highest annual result ever achieved for jewelry in the auction house.
The tally represents an 18% increase over Christie’s 2012 total, and beats its previous highest annual jewelry record of US $600 million, set in 2011, which included The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor – the most valuable sale of jewelry in auction history.
Upon executing the sale of The Winston Legacy in May and The Orange in November, Christie’s Geneva led the company’s jewelry sales with US $228.4 million total.
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