RESULTS: Magnificent Jewels - Geneva, 16 May 2012

Christie's May auctions of jewellery, watches and wine fetched a record total of US$145,754,092 / SFr.136,244,716, the highest result ever for a series of sales at Christie's Geneva.

Geneva

Sold:

SFr. 68,174,050

$ 72,264,493

€ 56,584,461

Lots Sold: 290

Lots Offered: 345

Sold by SFr: 86%

Sold by Lot: 84%

Exchange Rates: SFr.1=$1.06 ; SFr.1=€0.83

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (SFr.)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

369

An Antique Indian emerald, diamond and enamel sarpech, mid-18th century

RECORD PRICE FOR AN INDIAN SARPECH AT AUCTION

SFr. 670,000 - 950,000

SFr. 4,451,000

$ 4,718,060

€ 3,694,330

Anonymous

444

A pair of pear-shaped D, VVS2, potentially IF diamond ear pendants of 16.21 and 15.67 cts, by Harry Winston

$127,500 per ct

SFr. 3,000,000 - 3,750,000

SFr. 3,835,000

$ 4,065,100

€ 3,183,050

US Trade

358

An octagonal-cut Burmese sapphire brooch of 47.15 cts, by Mellerio

$77,500  per ct

RECORD PRICE PER CARAT FOR A BURMESE SAPPHIRE AT AUCTION

SFr. 450,000 - 550,000

SFr. 3,443,000

$ 3,649,580

€ 2,857,690

Laurence Graff

 

368

A cushion-shaped fancy yellow, VS1 diamond of 14.66 cts and square-cut fancy intense yellow, VS1 diamond of 52.28 cts brooch

SFr. 760,000 - 1,150,000

SFr. 2,827,000

$ 2,996,620

€ 2,346,410

 

David Morris, London

 

428

A diamond cluster and pink diamond flower brooch

SFr. 2,375,000 - 3,325,000

SFr. 2,771,000

$ 2,937,260

€ 2,299,930

Amer Radwan

388

A rectangular-cut fancy pink, VVS1 diamond of 8.95 cts

$315,000 per ct

SFr. 1,700,000 - 2,400,000

SFr. 2,659,000

$ 2,818,540

€ 2,206,970

Anonymous

310

A cushion-shaped fancy intense yellow, SI2 diamond of 100.40 cts

$26,300 per ct

SFr. 2,100,000 – 2,660,000

 

SFr. 2,323,000

$ 2,642,380

€ 1,928,090

 

European Private

448

A Colombian emerald and diamond necklace, by Harry Winston

SFr. 950,000 - 1,450,000

SFr. 1,987,000

$ 2,106,220

€ 1,649,210

Anonymous

409

An oval-shaped fancy vivid yellow, VVS2 diamond of 19.07 carats

$96,500 per ct

SFr. 250,000 - 350,000

SFr. 1,735,000

$ 1,839,100

€ 1,440,050

European Trade

432

A rectangular-cut D, VVS1, type IIa diamond ring of 17.44 cts, by Harry Winston

$100,500 per ct

SFr. 1,050,000 - 1,450,000

SFr. 1,651,000

$ 1,750,060

€ 1,370,330

US Trade

           

 

 

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Christie's New York and Geneva Jewellery Departments, commented:

World record prices were achieved all through the week as we completed the most valuable week of auctions at Christie’s Geneva. An Indian emerald sarpech achieved a sensational price after a 10 minute bidding-war in the saleroom between two determined bidders. Jewellery buyers from all over the world showed great depth as they bid at the highest levels for every rare jewel and gem at the sales”.

 

Press Contact:

Cristiano De Lorenzo           +44 7500 815 344                        cdelorenzo@christies.com

Next Jewellery Sale in Geneva:

14 November 2012

 

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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.