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USD 5,511,500 An 18.04-carat without oil "Rockefeller" Emerald Refresh unit carat auction record

2017-06-27 Source:广东省珠宝玉石交易中心

Christie's held the Magnificent Jewels & the Rockefeller Emerald auction in New York on 20,June. It presented more than 270 units wonderful auction and its total sale reached USD 26,126,500.
Among them, the focus of this auction – 18 carat "Rockefeller Emerald" was sale at USD 5,511,00. The price was up to USD 30,600 per carat, which refreshed the emerald unit carat world auction record. 
The Rockefeller Emerald
An emerald and diamond ring, by Raymond C. Yard. Set with an octagonal step-cut emerald of approximately 18.04 carats.
Estimate: USD 4,000,000 - 6,000,000
Final price: USD 5,511,500

"Rockefeller Emerald" is from the well-known American Rockefeller family. Initially, little John Rockefeller gave an 18.04-carat of the emerald to his wife Abby. It is said that this emerald is from the main stone of Van Cleef & Arpels brooch. After her death, the brooch was inherited by their family's third generation head David · Rockefeller.
David commissioned famous jewelry designer Raymond Yard to redesign this precious gems and create a ring decorated with platinum setting and diamond. (Raymond Yard was a jeweler who designed and made jewelry for New York's most influential and powerful family and star, including the Rockefeller family. )"Rockefeller Emerald" is not only the history of the auction of one of the best emerald treasures, but also witnessed the legend of the Rockefeller family.

Last Tuesday, Christie’s held the Important Jewels auction in London which reached the total sale 182 auctions and recorded 6,457,625 pounds. The transaction rate was about 80% based on quantity and about 90% based on value.
The top ten transaction items in the auction, an emerald ring from Harry Winston won £ 377,000 with a high count of more than five times. This ring inlaid with a 10.23-carat Colombian emerald, as the unit carat price of about USD 47,000, eventually won by an anonymous buyer.

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