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    WORLD AUCTION RECORD PER CARAT FOR AN EMERALD

    Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

    The Rockefeller Winston emerald

    There was a world auction record per carat at Christie’s in New York last night when The Rockefeller Emerald sold for $5,511,500.  This amounted to $305,000 per carat.  The octagonal step-cut emerald is approximately 18.04 carats.

    It was sold to jeweller Harry Winston. CFO Robert Scott was bidding in Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza saleroom with instructions from Harry Winston CEO Nayla Hayek to “bring this magnificent gem home at any price.” Following the sale, Nayla Hayek commented “Harry Winston is immensely proud to own the finest emerald in the world which once belonged to one of America’s most important dynasties.”

    The sale of magnificent jewels totalled $26.1 million and was 83% sold by lot and 89% by value. There was strong results for jewels from Louis Comfort Tiffany once part of The Garden Museum Collection in Japan.

    SOTHEBY’S HONG KONG AUTUMN SALES TO TEMPT COLLECTORS

    Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

    From Ming furniture and Chateau Petrus to exceptional Chinese ceramics and classical Asian art the autumn sale series at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong from October 1-5 offers much to tempt the collector.  In the weeks leading up to the sales selected highlights will travel to Jakarta, Singaport, Seoul and Taipei.  Here is a selection of some highlights:

    A Qing Dynasty Qianlong white jade  Mandarin Ducks and Rockwork group

    A Qing Dynasty Qianlong white jade Mandarin Ducks and Rockwork group

    Harry Winston diamond necklace

    Harry Winston diamond necklace

    Shiy De Jinn (1923-1981) - Young girl

    Shiy De Jinn (1923-1981) – Young girl

    Li Keran (1907-1989) - Buffaloes under autumn tree

    Li Keran (1907-1989) – Buffaloes under autumn tree

    Part of a selection of 99 lots and 11 vintages of Chateau Petrus

    Part of a selection of 99 lots and 11 vintages of Chateau Petrus