Connery Cachet Sees Diamond Sell For Double Pre-Sale Estimate At Sotheby’s

13/11/2015 08:09

In a week of record sales figures at international auctions, the original James Bond – actor Sean Connery – saw a diamond pendant sell for around twice its upper pre-sale estimate at $4 million at Sotheby’s Geneva sale. The auction house said it was a record bid for a fancy orange-pink diamond which weighs 15.20 carats and achieved a per carat price of more than $266,000. Before the sale, the item was forecast to sell for $1.2 million to $2.2 million. Connery also sold a 5.18-carat pear-shaped diamond in a ring which was acquired for $249,300 – just beyond the top of its pre-sale estimate of $244,300.