When it came to Sotheby’s 2016 jewellery sales, pink and blue diamonds reigned supreme. From the radiant ‘Unique Pink’ diamond sold in Geneva to the ‘De Beers Millennium’ blue diamond sold in Hong Kong, it was a year for exceptional jewels with colour and carats to match. Of soothing pastel hues, these stones also perfectly reflected Pantone’s Color of the Year, which in 2016, was a unique pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity. Click ahead to discover the 20 lots that topped this year’s jewellery list, and look out for our February Fine Jewels sale in New York to get 2017 off to an extra dazzling start. –Stephanie Sporn
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