Warren BuffettÂ isn’t the only oneÂ putting money into pearls.
A three-row natural pearl necklace sold for $1.64 million at Christieâ€™s London sale on June 5.
Photos courtesy of Christie’s
The auction wasÂ 77 percent sold by lot and 90 percent sold by value.
Other top items at the auction included a diamond and natural pearl brooch that fetched $663,829, and an antique sapphire and diamond necklace that sold for $461,869. The 278 lots sold totaled $13.4 million.
Diamond and natural pearl brooch
Antique sapphire and diamond necklace
The sale also included an 18.79 ct. circular-cut VVS2 diamond single-stone pendant, selling for $425,149, and a 7.07 ct. rectangular-cut fancy yellow, VVS1 diamond ring, which earned $305,809.
â€śThe London sale of Important Jewels saw competitive bidding in a busy saleroom and a strong online presence with nearly 30 percent of the lots being sold to or underbid by clients via Christieâ€™s LIVE,â€ť Keith Penton, head of the London jewelry department, said in a statement. â€śThe results illustrate the continued strength in the market for natural pearls.â€ť
-By Stephanie Schaefer, Editorial Assistant JCK