Saturday, November 14, 2015

Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale

A pink diamond has sold for $28.55m at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction on November 10, catapulting it into the league of record-breaking coloured diamonds.

Following fierce bidding and setting a new world auction record, the 16.08 carat cushion-cut Fancy Vivid pink diamond was sold to a Chinese buyer based in Hong Kong. Named “Sweet Josephine” by its new owner, the pink diamond is mounted into a platinum ring and framed by a double row of pavé diamonds.

Fancy vivid yellow cushion-shaped diamond, 91.81 carats, VS2. $4,303,300

A cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 118.88 carats

Octagonal step-cut emeralds, 13.56 and 12.91 carats. $3,967,745

Circular cabochon emerald drops of 27.52 and 25.91 carats. $1,083,565

A jadite, ruby and diamond 'Serpenti' watch/bracelet by Bvlgari, dial signed by Piaget. $340,549

50.48 carats, D colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa. $7,882,559

Art deco ruby and diamond necklace. Circa 1930s. $544,279

A ruby and diamond bib necklace by Bvlgari. $340,549

A terrier, Cartier. $44,940

Multi-gem 'Ballerina' brooch set with sapphires, rubies and diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels, 1940s. $232,692

Multi-gem flower brooch by Cartier. $37,450

Marquise and baguette-cut diamond dragonfly with a cultured pearl head and circular-cut sapphire wings, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1965. $ 10,000