Diamonds Sold for Millions at Christie’s Geneva Auction

An antique 26.17-ct. pear-shaped Golconda diamond sold for
$3,483,213 at Christie’s Jewels: The
Geneva Sale held Nov. 17 in Switzerland.

Several other diamonds also sold for more than $1 million:

  • An oval-shaped 20.54 ct. potentially flawless diamond sold for
    $2,806,509.
  • An emerald and diamond Sarpech,
    set with six circular diamonds totaling 70.30 cts. sold for $1,791,453.
  • A diamond Sarpech,
    the 17 principal diamonds totaling 152.64-cts., sold for $1,791,453
  • A 12.30 ct. rectangular-cut fancy intense orangy-pink
    diamond sold for $1,453,101.
  • A pendant featuring three flawless diamonds of 10.03, 3.03,
    and 2.01 cts. sold for $1,271,841.
  • A 13.43 ct. Van Cleef & Arpels diamond ring sold for
    $1,114,749.
  • A 10.06 ct. flawless diamond sold for $1,090,581.

The auction also featured a 25.83 ct. octagonal-shaped Colombian
emerald that sold for $1,042,245, and an antique ruby and diamond necklace,
circa 1890, that sold for $860,985.

The auction’s sales totaled $40,366,627.

Emerald and diamond Sarpech,
set with six circular diamonds totaling 70.30 cts. sold for $1,791,453 (photo courtesy of Christie’s)