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  • 27 October 2022

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Geneva

Led by The Fortune Pink - The Largest Vivid Pink Pear-Shaped Diamond to be Offered at Auction

Alongside Exceptional Gemstones, Jewels of Noble Provenance and Iconic Designs

8 November 2022  

The Fortune Pink, an 18.18 carat fancy vivid pink diamond. Estimate: CHF25,000,000 – 35,000,000

GENEVA – Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction on 8 November 2022 presents the very best in outstanding gemstones, alongside historic and modern jewels, led by The Fortune Pink (estimate: CHF25,000,000-35,000,000), an exceptional fancy vivid pink diamond of 18.18 carats, the largest vivid pink pear-shaped diamond to be offered at auction. Weighing an auspicious 18.18 carats, the diamond’s weight literally translates to definite prosperity in Asia (please find the dedicated press release here). The Fortune Pink, together with all lots will be on preview from 3 to 8 November at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva.

Other highlights include an important diamond Rivière necklace featuring a pear-shaped diamond of 10.33 carats (estimate: CHF550,000-750,000), from the Collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock. With a total carat weight of approximately 100 carats, this outstanding rivière necklace exemplifies its name, meaning ‘river’ in French, to symbolise the continuous, shining stream of diamonds around the neckline. With exceptional provenance, from Arnold Weinstock, a leading industrialist in post-war Britain and his wife Netta Sobell, this piece will attract much attention.

Offered from a European Princely Family, jewels with provenance dating to the Bourbon Parma and Thurn and Taxis families include an Art Deco natural pearl, ruby and diamond ‘Chimera’ bangle (estimate: CHF100,000-180,000), and an exceptional pearl necklace by Bulgari (estimate: CHF300,000-500,000).

Please see the full press release attached.

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s has sold 8 of the 10 most important single-owner collections in history, including the Paul G. Allen Collection—the most valuable collection ever offered at auction (November 2022). In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). 

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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