Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christie's Magnificent Jewels Geneva


8.67 carats, Fancy Intense Blue, VVS1. $13.2m

Cushion-shaped Burma ruby, 8.27 carats. $5.4m

A sapphire ring by Harry Winston. 50.51 carats. $1.9m

5.08 carats Fancy Pink, VS1. $ 3.2m

Rectangular cut-cornered diamond, 22.69 carats, D colour, VVS2. $ 2.5m

Cushion-shaped sapphires, 10.49 and 10.29 carats. $ 1.7m
A pink diamond once set in the crowns of French kings and emperors went under the hammer at Christies in Geneva. "Le Grand Mazarin" a 19.07-carat light pink diamond, was a gift to Louis XIV in 1661 and was set in the crowns of almost all of the monarchs and emperors of France who followed.

The golconda diamond is an old mine brilliant-cut. The type IIa diamond is Light Pink, VS2. It made $14.6 million after being estimated at $6m to $9m.