On Tuesday, Christie’s auctioned off the most expensive jewel ever sold on an online auction. The 28.86 carat diamond sold for $US2,115,000 million.
One of the rarest diamonds in the world, the Type 11a diamond is formed from pure carbon.
“The spectacular 28.86 carat D colour diamond received immediate attention upon its announcement,” Christie’s Head of Jewellery Rahul Kadakia said in a statement. “The stone possesses a transparency and purity which can only be found in the world’s finest diamonds.
The sale of this exceptional stone established the record for a jewel sold in an online only auction, demonstrating greater client confidence in Christie’s digital ability and online sale platform.”
The sale was the final day of Christie’s Jewels Online sale.