Jessop’s is always happy to fill your diamond dreams, for both antique and new gems in our San Diego shop, but here is one for the records books. On April 16, The Princie, a 34.65 ct. fancy intense pink cushion cut, scored $39.3 million ($1.1 million a carat) at Christie’s New York—making it the most expensive jewel ever sold in the auction house’s 200-plus year history.
The sale price surpasses the previous record of $24.3 million, set in December 2008 by the Wittelsbach.
The Princie now also holds the record for the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction in the United States, the auction house said. The buyer was kept anonymous.