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Christie’s Sells ‘Fortune Pink’ Diamond for CHF 28.4m

Christie’s Geneva auctioned The Fortune Pink as part of its November 8th Magnificent Jewels sale, which takes place twice each year. The Fortune Pink – the largest vivid pink pear-shaped diamond ever to be sold at auction – had an estimate of CHF25-35m, but reached CHF28,436,500 (£25,353,336). The pink diamond was undoubtedly the star of the show, though it was sold alongside impressive pieces from Van Cleef and Arpels, Harry Winston, Bulgari, Graff and Cartier....

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auctions Russian Imperial Emerald

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on 15th May 2019 offered a superb selection of pieces, many of which, including a Russian Imperial Emerald, achieved well over their estimates. The Imperial Emerald of Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia is a pear-shaped emerald of 75.61 carats, with pear, circular and marquise-cut diamonds on a necklace of platinum and gold. On an estimate of CHF 2,300,000 – CHF 3,500,000 (£1.8m-£2.7m) it realised CHF 4,335,000 (£3.4m). The second...

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