RESULTS: GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS

Geneva

257 lots sold

Total: SFr.98,877,813 / US$102,140,780 / €79,102,250

    86% sold by lot

298 lots offered

SFr.1=$1.033 /  SFr.1=€0.800

 93% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate (SFr.)

Price Realized

Buyer

283

‘WINSTON LEGACY’

A pear-shaped D colour, Flawless diamond of 101.73 cts

$254,400 per carat

WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE FOR A COLOURLESS DIAMOND

On Request

SFr.25,883,750

$26,737,913

€20,707,000

Harry Winston

282

A single-strand natural pearl necklace measuring from 13.7 to 10.4 mm

1,900,000 – 2,900,000

SFr.8,187,750

$8,457,945

€6,550,200

Anonymous

306

An oval-shaped, D colour, potentially Flawless diamond ring of 26.24 cts, by Graff

2,250,000 - 3,250,000

SFr.4,323,750

$4,466,433

€3,459,000

Laurence Graff

238

A pear-shaped D colour, potentially Flawless diamond ring of 23.43 cts, by M. Gérard

$148,700 per carat

2,300,000 – 3,300,000

SFr.3,483,750

$3,598,713

€2,787,000

Essex Global Trading

247

The Star of Kashmir

A cushion-shaped sapphire of 19.88 cts

$175,202 per carat

WORLD AUCTION RECORD PER CARAT FOR A SAPPHIRE

2,400,000 – 2,900,000

SFr.3,371,750

$3,483,017

€2,697,400

Private

304

 

A three strand natural pearl necklace measuring from 11.4 to 5.2 mm

 

400,000 – 600,000

SFr.3,259,750

$3,367,321

€2,607,800

Middle East Trade

301

A fancy red, VS2 diamond of 1.92 cts

US$1,633,000 per carat

WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE FOR A RED DIAMOND

1,900,000 – 2,900,000

SFr.3,147,750

$3,251,625

€2,518,200

US Trade

284

An oval-shaped ruby and diamond brooch

780,000 – 1,200,000

SFr.2,475,750

$2,557,449

€1,980,600

Middle East Trade

287

A pair of drop-shaped natural pearl ear-pendants of

261.66 and 216.37 grains

WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE FOR A PAIR OF PEARL EAR-PENDANTS

1,200,000 – 2,400,000

SFr.2,363,750

$2,441,175

€1,891,000

European Trade

270

 

A diamond bracelet, by Van Cleef & Arpels

 

1,900,000 – 2,400,000

SFr.2,307,750

$2,383,905

€1,846,200

Asian Private

             

 

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewellery, Christie's Switzerland and Americas, declared: “Harry Winston acquired the most perfect diamond ever offered for sale at auction, ‘Winston Legacy’, continuing the tradition of buying and selling only the very best, a trait of the founder Mr. Winston himself. World record prices were set for diamonds, pearls and sapphires, thereby firmly establishing the international appetite for the most beautiful gems and jewels in a record-breaking $102 million auction at Christie's Geneva."

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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