Geneva – A gorgeous 18.96 carat pink diamond was auctioned at auction at Christie's auction in Geneva with a turnover of 50 million Swiss francs (including commission) on Tuesday.
This represents a price of € 44.3 million ($ 49.9 million) for this stone.Pink Legacy".
This emerald-cut diamond, found in South Africa a century ago, was bought by US jeweler Harry Winston, a Swiss watchmaker, Swatch. Rahul Kadakia, auctioneer, Disputed.
"Pink Legacy"Is estimated at $ 30 million to $ 500,000 (excluding commission) and the buyer immediately"Winston Pink Legacy".
"$ 2,600,000 per carat, it's world record for carats per pink diamond"Christie's head, François Curiel, said in Europe.This stone is a Leonardo da Vinci diamond for me.".
The Pink Diamond of the Oppenheimer family has led the De Beers mining company for decades, and the American Gemological Institute has the highest level of color intensity ("Fantastic vivid").
Most pink diamonds weigh less than 1 carat, and a variety of "Fantastic vivid"More than 10 cts was not known at the auction house.
This stone is also type IIa, representing less than 2% of all diamonds. This type of diamond is one of the chemically pureest diamonds,Excellent transparency and gloss"According to the British auction house
According to Christie 's international jewelry expert Jean – Marc Lunel, diamonds were probably cut in the 1920s.
A precedent for the price of a carat of pink diamonds is Christie in Hong Kong in November 2017 "Pink promise"Is a brilliant bright pink diamond with an oval shape of less than 15 carats sold for $ 32.46 million ($ 21.7 million per carat).
– Large diamonds were not sold.
Pink Diamond was a highlight of Christie's high jewelry sales, according to Alexandra Kindermann, a spokeswoman for the auction house, for a total of $ 122 million.
86% of the swallows were sold, but 53.53 carat white diamonds with a large heart shape worth $ 3.25-5.25 million were not sold.
Particularly controversial is the beautiful necklace made of 28 natural pearls from Martine de Behague (1869-1939), the earl of Bearn, the muse of Paul Valery, a writer, poet and philosopher.
She crossed the world on her cruise across the sea. "NirvanaFinding ancient manuscripts and antiques, according to Christie, she purchased 28 pearls, each of which made up the necklace, and the necklace is adorned with diamonds. Experts predicted more than 1.15 million Swiss francs and experts expecting Swiss Swiss francs 240,000 to 341,000 francs.
A pair of earrings decorated with round sapphires of 15.38 and 15.20 carats, overcome by countless small white diamonds, were sold for CHF 612,500, with an expected price of CHF 250,000 to CHF 350,000.
In addition, the pearl necklace of Horace Elgin Dodge, co-founder of the American automotive company Dodge, was sold for about 1,122,000 Swiss francs.