15 May 2013,
Price realised CHF 25,883,750
A SPECTACULAR AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT DIAMOND
The pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 101.73 carats, in black leather fitted case and box
Accompanied by report no. 17209248 dated 30 January 2013 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish and Excellent Symmetry; and a Diamond Type Classification letter indicating that the diamond is Type IIa
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Daphne Lingon explains the meticulous craftsmanship of Joel Arthur Rosenthal, as illustrated by two sublime pieces offered in our Jewels sale on 17 April in New York
Our last auction of 2013 realized US$65 million in New York and concluded an exceptional year for the jewelry market. At Christie's, total sales worldwide rose to over US$675 million, an increase of 19% over 2012 and US$123.6 million alone for three exceptional diamonds.
These results mark our solid leadership of the jewelry auction field for the 20th consecutive year. Christie’s is now accepting consignments for 2014.
On 15 May 2013 Christie’s will have the privilege of presenting at auction in Geneva an extraordinary pear-shaped perfect diamond weighing 101.73 carats. Offered for sale for the very first time, this sensational gemstone is not only one of the largest pear-shaped diamonds known to date, it is also one of the world's most perfect diamonds: a D color, Type IIA Flawless gem.
An appraisal of the movement from our panel of experts, illustrated with superb pieces from the largest collection of Art Nouveau jewellery ever to come to auction
A primer on the jewellers who cast aside Art Nouveau’s nature-inspired forms in favour of an aesthetic that celebrated modernity and technology
Antiquities specialist Hannah Solomon explains why this Apis bull is a cause for excitement among collectors and institutions across the globe
The ‘Godfather of Toy Figures’ invites us into his Hong Kong studio for a peek at his upcoming selling exhibition, presented at Christie’s Hong Kong, 11-27 April