|In 2014 the 8.62-carat cushion-shaped 'Graff Ruby' ring from the collection of Dimitri Mavrommatis soared beyond estimates and set a then world auction record for a ruby at $8,600,410, as well as a record price per carat for a ruby at $997,727.|
Another highlight of the evening was a natural pearl and diamond necklace that was likely once the property of Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Comprising 111 pearls, the necklace sold for $3,426,669, well above the pre-sale estimate of $800,000-$1,400,000.
|In addition to the Graff Ruby, the collection included a rare 27.54-carat step-cut Kashmir sapphire with a velvety blue color that sold for $5,984,474, a world auction record for a Kashmir sapphire. It had an estimate of $3m to $6m.|