The famous Christie’s Auction House in New York was filled with excited bidders on Tuesday 17th April. In May 2011 Huguette Clark, one of the last heiresses of America’s Gilded Age, died at the grand age of 104 leaving behind her collection of jewels. Huguette Clark was said to have lived a reclusive life in her later years & she had stored her diamonds & precious gems in a vault since the 1940′s.
The jewel to stir up the most excitement on Tuesday was a 9ct pink diamond which has been given the name ‘Clark Pink’. The Clark Pink was estimated to fetch around $6-8 million, but little did the excited bidders know it was going to round up a massive $15.7 million. This wasn’t the only one of Clark’s jewels to go under the hammer, also being sold was a 19.86ct rectangular-cut diamond ring by Cartier that sold for $3.1 million; an Art Deco diamond bracelet by Cartier that sold for $578,500 and a ruby, sapphire, emerald and gold bracelet by Tiffany & Co. selling for $266,500. The collection was part of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale that took a total of $70.7 million.
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