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The Fortune Pink Will be The Centerpiece at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Geneva Auction on November 8, 2022
- 31st Oct 2022
Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction on 8 November 2022 features the finest in exceptional gemstones, as well as historic and contemporary jewels, led by The Fortune Pink (estimate: CHF25,000,000-35,000,000), an exceptional fancy vivid pink diamond of 18.18 carats, the largest vivid pink pear-shaped diamond ever to be offered at auction. The diamond's weight, 18.18 carats, is a precise representation of certain wealth in Asia (please find the dedicated press release here).
The Fortune Pink and all other items will be on display at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva from 3 to 8 November, 2022.
A unique assortment of Exceptional Gemstones, Noble Provenance Jewels, and Iconic Designs.
The collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock also includes an impressive diamond Rivière necklace containing a 10.33-carat pear-shaped diamond (estimate: CHF550,000-750,000). This exceptional rivière necklace, with a total carat weight of nearly 100 carats, epitomises its name, which means 'river' in French, by symbolising the continuous, sparkling stream of diamonds around the neckline.
This item will garner considerable interest due to its remarkable origin from Arnold Weinstock, a prominent entrepreneur in postwar Britain, and his wife Netta Sobell.
The Largest Brilliant Pink Pear-Shape Diamond to Be Auctioned.
Jewels provenanced to the Bourbon Parma and Thurn and Taxis families include an Art Deco natural pearl, ruby, and diamond 'Chimera' bracelet (estimate: CHF100,000-180,000) and an extraordinary pearl necklace by Bulgari (estimate: CHF120,000-200000) (estimate: CHF300,000-500,000).
Christie's, founded in 1766, is the world's foremost art and luxury firm. Christie's provides a broad range of worldwide services to its customers, including art assessment, art finance, international real estate, and education. The company is renowned and trusted for its skilled live and online auctions, as well as its tailored private sales. Christie's has a physical presence in 46 countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with worldwide sales centres located in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris, and Geneva. Additionally, it is the only foreign auction house permitted to conduct sales in mainland China (Shanghai).
More than 80 art and luxury categories are represented at Christie's auctions, with prices ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie's has set the global record for an artwork sold at auction (Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, 2017), a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol's Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022), and a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons' Rabbit, 2019).
Eight of the ten most significant single-owner collections in history have been sold at auction by Christie's, earning it a reputation as a leader in the field.
Working directly with Christie's professionals at the client's own pace, Christie's Private Sales provides a seamless service for purchasing and selling art, jewellery, and timepieces outside the auction calendar.
Recent developments at Christie's include the historic sale of the first non-fungible token for a digital piece of art ever sold at a major auction house (Beeple's Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a payment method. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie's continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the art business, such as the use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world and the development of viewing and bidding experiences that incorporate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats.