The largest pink diamond ever sold at auction by Christie’s Geneva

Christie’s Geneva sold the largest pink diamond ever sold at auction for more than 28 million Swiss francs (almost $29 million) in its exceptional “Magnificient Jewels” jewellery auction.

 

 

Christie’s Geneva’s exceptional “Magnificient Jewels” jewellery sale on 8 November exceeded 56.5 million Swiss francs, or over $57 million. The undisputed star of the show was “The Fortune Pink”, which sold for 28,438,500 Swiss francs (nearly $29 million). Weighing 18.18 carats, it is the largest pear-shaped vivid pink diamond ever sold at auction. Another highlight of the sale was an unmounted diamond weighing 101.27 carats, which fetched almost 3 million Swiss francs.

 

 

“The Fortune Pink” ©  Christie’s

 

The auction enjoyed global participation with registrants from 20 countries on four continents.

Other notable results from the Geneva Magnificent Jewellery Auction included an extraordinary Graff diamond ring weighing 41.36 carats, which sold for 3,654,000 Swiss francs, and the important diamond rivière necklace from the collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock, which fetched 869,400 Swiss francs. Four exceptional pieces of jewellery from a European princely family sold for a combined total of CHF 1,354,500, highlighted by the Bulgari Art Deco natural and cultured pearl necklace which sold for CHF 504,000.

 


The sale took place on 8 November as part of Luxury Week organised by Christie’s Geneva. “A historic week of auctions began in Geneva where Christie’s Luxury sales totalled 113,482,763 Swiss francs ($114,244,370), highlighted by Fortune Pink, Legendary and Unique watches, as well as the 150th anniversary sale of Domaine Ponsot. The Geneva luxury sales offered 572 lots, with collectors from 50 countries active in the live sales,” commented Rahul Kadakia, International Director of Christie’s Jewellery.

 

 

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Featured photo : © Christie’s

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Hélène Cougot
Passionate about art and fashion, Hélène went to a fashion design school: the Atelier Chardon-Savard. She then completed her training with an MBA in Marketing at ISG. She has written for the magazine Do it in Paris and specializes in writing articles about luxury, art and fashion for Luxus +.

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