RESULTS: Magnificent Jewels and Timeless Elegance - Geneva, 16 November 2011

This sale totaled SFr. 56,261,275/US$ 61,268,528/€ 45,515,371. The top lot was an oval-shaped D, IF diamond ring of 24.30 cts, by Graff which fetched SFr. 3,667,000/$ 3,993,363/€ 2,966,603.



SFr. 56,261,275

US$ 61,268,528

€ 45,515,371

Lots Sold:  279

Lots Offered: 361

Sold by Lot: 77%

Sold by SFr.: 89%

Exchange Rates: SFr.1=$1.089 ; SFr.1=€0.809





Estimate (SFr.)


Purchase Price



An oval-shaped D, IF diamond ring of 24.30 cts, by Graff

$164,000 per ct

SFr. 2,600,000 - 3,200,000

SFr. 3,667,000

$ 3,993,363

€ 2,966,603

Laurence Graff


A pair of pear-shaped Colombian emerald earrings of 23.66 and 23.55 cts

$65,000 per ct


SFr. 1,550,000 - 2,250,000

SFr. 2,827,000

$ 3,078,603

€ 2,287,043

US Trade




A pair of pear-shaped diamond D, VVS2, type IIa, and E, VVS2 diamond ear pendants of 15.72 and 15.57 cts, by Harry Winston

$96,000 per ct

SFr. 1,700,000 - 2,200,000

SFr. 2,771,000

$ 3,017,619

€ 2,241,739

UK Trade


A cushion-shaped fancy yellow, VS1 diamond ring of 79.00 cts

$38,000 per ct

SFr. 1,350,000 - 1,800,000

SFr. 2,715,000

$ 2,956,635

€ 2,196,435

US Trade


A pear-shaped D, VS1, diamond of 30.15 cts

$96,000 per ct

SFr. 1,700,000 - 2,100,000

SFr. 2,659,000

$ 2,895,651

€ 2,151,131



An oval-shaped Burmese ruby ring of 8.11 cts

$282,000 per ct

SFr. 1,800,000 - 2,250,000

SFr. 2,099,000

$ 2,285,811

€ 1,698,091



A brilliant-cut fancy yellow, VS2 diamond brooch of 67.54 cts

$32,000 per ct

SFr. 1,180,000 - 1,350,000

SFr. 1,987,000

$ 2,163,843

€ 1,607,483

US Trade




A ruby and diamond parure, mounted by Cartier

SFr. 720,000 - 1,100,000

SFr. 1,539,000

$ 1,675,971

€ 1,245,051

US Trade


A briolette-cut D, flawless, type IIa diamond pendant of 14.47 cts

$99,000 per ct

SFr. 1,200,000 - 1,500,000

SFr. 1,315,000

$ 1,432,035

€ 1,063,835



An old-cut diamond riviere, with 31 stones weighing 132.01 cts

$9,400 per ct

SFr. 900,000 - 1,350,000

SFr. 1,143,000

$ 1,244,727

€ 924,687



Even in the present uncertain economic times, jewellery prices fetched new levels. An oval-shaped D, IF diamond ring of 24.30 cts, by Laurence Graff was bought back by Mr. Graff himself for nearly four million dollars, a pair of Colombian emerald earrings weighing 47.21 cts set a new record price of more than 3 million dollars as well as natural pearls continuing their meteoric rise. We look forward to the sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s amazing jewellery collection in New York next month”, said Jean-Marc Lunel, Head of the Jewellery Department, Christie's Geneva

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