A splendid, 5 carat Fancy Light Pink Diamond Ring, by Chopard sold for $605,000 in Heritage Auctions’ $5 million spring Fine Jewelry Auction May 4 in New York. Multiple bidders competed for large single diamonds and exceptional pieces by top designers, including a stunning, 6 carat Fancy Pink Diamond Bracelet, also by Chopard, which sold for $485,000.The auction launched a three-day, $8.8+ million offering of jewelry and luxury accessories – including $3.8+ million in rare, designer handbags. “Determined collectors sought out big diamond lots and fabulous statement pieces,” said Jill Burgum, Senior Director of Fine Jewelry at Heritage Auctions. “Showy pieces claimed the top lot honors with colored diamonds and unmounted gems sparking spirited bidding.” Ann 8 carat Unmounted Diamond, H color and internally flawless clarity, sold for $221,000; and a 16.87 carat

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