Bond Breaks Record at Sotheby’s for 15.20 Carat Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond
When celebrated icons in popular culture can bring such attention to Natural Fancy Color Diamonds it is a wonderful thing -so naturally I was very excited to learn of the fantastic results that Sir Sean Connery had at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva this past week with two of his beautiful color diamonds.
Beloved James Bond superstar Sir Sean Connery put his 15.20 carat Briolette Cut Fancy Orange Pink VS2 Diamond pendant into Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva this past week expecting to receive approximately $1.2 million to $2.2 million for the piece. Imagine the delight when it sold for $4M USD – double the pre-sale estimate. Sotheby’s has described the sale as a “record bid” for a Fancy Orange-Pink diamond.
In addition to the sale of this pendant, Connery also sold a 5.18 carat pear shape diamond ring, with a winning bid of $249,300 USD, which was slated to come in at approximately $145,600 to $244,300 USD.
Well done indeed! I am sure having Connery’s name attached to these diamonds didn’t hurt the sales at all, but Natural Fancy Color diamonds have done exceedingly well this Fall continuing to break records and dominate the headlines around the world.