THE HIGHEST RESULT EVER FOR
A VARIOUS-OWNER JEWELLERY AUCTION AT CHRISTIE’S
WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A COLOURLESS DIAMOND
101.73 carat diamond fetches US$26.7 M / SFr.25.8 M
Named ‘WINSTON LEGACY’ Tonight, after its new owner
Record Prices set for Diamonds, Pearls and Sapphires
Geneva - On 15 May 2013, Christie's Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels realised a total of SFr.98,877,813 / US$102,140,780 / €79,102,250, selling 86% by lot and 93% by value, the highest result ever for a various-owner jewellery auction at Christie’s.
The top lot of the sale was an exceptional pear-shaped D colour, Flawless diamond of 101.73 carats which sold for SFr.25,883,750 / US$26,737,913 / €20,707,000 (US$254,400 per carat), setting a new world record at auction for a colourless diamond.
Overall 20 lots sold above $1 million with 147 buyers coming from 31 countries across 5 continents.
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."
Notes to Editors:
THE STAR OF KASHMIR
A cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphire of 19.88 carats
Sold: SFr.3,371,750 / US$3,483,017 / €2,697,400 (US$175,202 per carat)
WORLD AUCTION RECORD PER CARAT FOR A SAPPHIRE
A MAGNIFICENT SINGLE-STRAND NATURAL PEARL NECKLACE MEASURING FROM 13.7 TO 10.4 MM
Estimate: SFr.1,900,000 - 2,900,000
Sold: SFr.8,187,750 / US$8,457,945 / €6,550,200
WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A SINGLE STRAND NATURAL PEARL NECKLACE
A pear-shaped D colour, Flawless diamond of 101.73 carats
Sold: SFr.25,883,750 / $26,737,913 / €20,707,000 ($254,400 per carat)
WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE FOR A COLOURLESS DIAMOND
A PAIR OF DROP-SHAPED NATURAL PEARL EAR-PENDANTS OF 261.66 AND 216.37 GRAINS
Estimate: SFr.1,200,000 - 2,400,000
Sold: SFr.2,363,750 / US$2,441,753 / €1,891,000
WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A PAIR OF PEARL EAR-PENDANTS
A FANCY RED, VS2 DIAMOND RING OF 1.92 CTS
Estimate: SFr.1,900,000 - 2,900,000
Sold: SFr.3,147,750 / US$3,251,625 / €2,518,200 (US$1,633,000 per carat)
WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE FOR A RED DIAMOND
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