Harry Winston Purchases Most Exspensive Diamond At Christie’s Hong Kong Auction

RAPAPORT… Christie’s sold $79.8 million (HKD 618.7 million) worth of jewelry at its Hong Kong auction this week, with luxury brand Harry Winston purchasing the most expensive diamond.

Nayla Hayek, the jeweler’s CEO, bought the rectangular-cut, 3.98-carat, fancy vivid blue, VVS2 diamond for $8.9 million, or $2.2 million per carat, Christie’s said Tuesday. The price of the stone, which was mounted in a ring along with cushion- and triangular-shaped pink diamonds, fell within the pre-sale estimate of $8.3 million to $11 million.

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