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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In the Studio ~



Crazy Prices for Jewels:

Prestigious jeweller Harry Winston, acquired earlier this year by Swatch Group, bought a new colourless, flawless 101.73-carat diamond, 'Winston’s Legacy’ for a record $26.7 million at a Christie's auction in Geneva on Wednesday.

Among the other notable purchases at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Sale, were:

The 101.73-carat "Winston Legacy" diamond sold for over $26.7 million at Christie's Geneva on May 15, achieving a new auction record for a colorless diamond.
A 19.88-carat cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphire, named “The Star of Kashmir” sold for more than $3.4 million, or $175,202 per carat, setting a new auction record price-per-carat for a sapphire.
A natural single strand pearl necklace sold for over $8.4 million, setting a new auction record for single strand pearl necklace. The graduated natural pearls measure from 13.7 to 10.4mm.
A 1.92-carat fancy red diamond ring sold for over $3.2 million, setting a world auction record for a red diamond.
A pair of drop-shaped natural pearl ear pendants, weighing 261.66 and 216.37 grains (one grain equals 0.25 carats.), sold for more than $2.4 million, setting a world auction record for a pair of pearl earrings.




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