Christie’s announces Magnificent Jewels
In the series of Christie’s Jewels announcement for Global Sales Calendar, June & July 2020, Christie’s announced both Online & live auctions. Earlier Christie’s Jewels announced the global sales calendar & that includes auctions in all major sale sites spanning Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, and Paris. Here is the detail of live auction of Magnificent Jewels scheduled on 22 July at Geneva.
The Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction will offer nearly 200 lots featuring a significant selection of colored and colorless diamonds, and gemstones, along with signed jewels spanning the 19th century through to present day.
The July 22 sale is led by sensational diamonds including a Twin-Stone Fancy Vivid Blue and D color Diamond Ring, by Reza, (CHF 8,000,000-12,000,000); and two unmounted diamonds over 100 carats, a Superb Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond of 104.04 Carats (CHF 2,500,000-3,500,000) and a Shield Mixed-Shaped D color, Internally Flawless Diamond of 100.85 Carats (CHF 3,500,000-4,500,000).
Additional highlights include a rare example of an Art Deco brooch by Bulgari, set with a 30.30 Carat Sri Lankan Sapphire (CHF 250,000-350,000), a Superb 30 Carat Colombian Emerald purchased at Harry Winston in the 1950s, and important Art Deco jewels by Cartier. Browse sale here.
At the occasion Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewelry at Christie’s, remarks, “As the jewelry auction market leader for over twenty-six years, our team continues to strategically innovate and bring to market the very best jewels for our clients.
Year-over-year, we have seen an increase in online participation and the value threshold for buying in online sales and remotely through live auctions. This year we have witnessed unprecedented circumstances, enabling Christie’s new opportunities for our enhanced digital platform and pioneering innovation to best leverage our global sale sites.
Recognizing greater client confidence and our increasingly global audience, we are pleased to offer the largest and most valuable D color diamond for sale online and a splendid collection of jewels in our live auctions worldwide.”