It was a momentous sale season in Hong Kong with records falling and prices soaring. The unequivocal headline of the week was the phenomenal success of the CTF Pink Star diamond, which sets the new standard for any diamond or jewel. The 59.60-Carat Oval Mixed-Cut Fancy Vivid Pink Internally Flawless Diamond sold for HK$553 million (US$71.2 million) to Hong Kong jeweller Chow Tai Fook, making it the highest price for any work ever sold at auction in Asia. Not to be outdone, an Exceptional Xuande Bowl sold for $HK229 million (US$29.5 million). Driven by strong prices throughout the week, the Spring Sale series totalled a remarkable HK$3.17 billion (US$406.1 million). Click ahead to see some of the week’s top prices.
Hong Kong Spring Sales 1–5 April