16ct. Yellow Dıamond Takes Center Stage at Phıllıps

A yellow diamond ring was the star of the most recent jewelry sale at Phillips in Hong Kong, fetching HKD 8.9 million ($1.1 million).

The round brilliant-cut, 15.51-carat, fancy-vivid-yellow, VS2-clarity diamond ring fell within its estimated range at the March 28 Hong Kong Jewels auction, Phillips said last week. In total, the sale achieved HKD 32.3 million ($4.1 million), with 73% of items finding buyers.

“The sale total for our spring auction in Hong Kong increased by 20% over the previous season, demonstrating the resilience of the global demand for rare and important jewels across the board,” said Benoît Repellin, worldwide head of jewelry for Phillips. “Fancy colored diamonds commanded the sale…. Vintage signed pieces also performed well. We also saw notable demand for [the] finest Burmese rubies, emeralds and sapphires.”