Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction on 8 November 2022 presents the very best in outstanding gemstones, alongside historic and modern 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 to be offered at auction.
Weighing an auspicious 18.18 carats, the diamond’s weight literally translates to definite prosperity in Asia.
The Fortune Pink, together with all lots will be on preview from 3 to 8 November at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva.
Other highlights include an important diamond Rivière necklace featuring a pear-shaped diamond of 10.33 carats (estimate: CHF550,000-750,000), from the Collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock.
With a total carat weight of approximately 100 carats, this outstanding rivière necklace exemplifies its name, meaning ‘river’ in French, to symbolise the continuous, shining stream of diamonds around the neckline. With exceptional provenance, from Arnold Weinstock, a leading industrialist in post-war Britain and his wife Netta Sobell, this piece will attract much attention.
Offered from a European Princely Family, jewels with provenance dating to the Bourbon Parma and Thurn and Taxis families include an Art Deco natural pearl, ruby and diamond ‘Chimera’ bangle (estimate: CHF100,000-180,000), and an exceptional pearl necklace by Bulgari (estimate: CHF300,000-500,000).