This price is a new record for Christies for any price of a jewel every sold. To read more about the origin and the history of this diamond, click here.
But that wasn't the only diamond that seemed to draw big buyers in at the auction. Here is a roundup of some of the other impressive jewelry sales.
- A diamond ring by Harry Winston sold for $3.3 million. The ring was set with a marquise-cut diamond, weighing approximately 23.30 carats, flanked on either side by a tapered baguette-cut diamond and mounted in platinum (source: Christie's)
- A three strand natural pearl necklace sold for $1.1 million
- An 11.39 D Color internally flawless Emerald Cut Diamond fetched $1.3 million
- A Harry Winston Diamond and Emerald Necklace was sold for $1.2 million
The auction took place in New York on April 16th. Apparently, diamonds were the star of the show. For more about the auction, visit www.christies.com