This year has been a "stellar" one for Christie’s jewelry sales, the auction house said.
"Nine new world record prices were achieved at our sales worldwide driven by intense competition from collectors who bid at the highest levels for important diamonds, rare gems and jewels, and superb objects," said Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewelry, Christie’s.
“From the historic sale of The Rockefeller Emerald to Le Grand Mazarin, and from de Grisogono’s 163.41 carat D Flawless diamond to the Pink Promise, 2017.
"We also saw immense growth in our Online sales which encouraged clients to enjoy the auction experience at all price points. As we move into 2018, our global team of jewelry specialists look forward to bringing to market the very best jewels for our clients.”