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Sotheby’s fetched $34.3 million from its most recent jewelry sale in Geneva


Diamond

Thu 16 May 2024 | 09:58 PM
Waleed Farouk

Sotheby’s fetched $34.3 million from its most recent jewelry sale in Geneva.

The auction witnessed the withdrawal of the most important item, a brooch of the Allnatt diamond, by Cartier, a 101.29-carat, fancy-vivid-yellow diamond. It was estimated to fetch up to $7.2 million.

“It has been a privilege to present the Allnatt to collectors and connoisseurs over the past few months,” a Sotheby’s spokesperson said in press statements “Following discussions with the consignor, they have elected to retain this jewel.”

Round-cornered square brilliant-cut, 37.61-carat, internally flawless diamond fetched $4.3 million.

This ring, containing a cushion-shaped, 17.29-carat Kashmir sapphire between triangular diamond shoulders, fetched $3.8 million.

A diamond-covered parure sold for $1.4 million. The set comprised a pendant necklace with an oval, 51.77-carat Ceylon sapphire; a bracelet containing an oval, 20.77-carat Ceylon sapphire; a pair of earrings with oval Ceylon sapphires weighing 8.43 and 8.12 carats; a ring bearing an oval, 11.59-carat Ceylon sapphire; and a wristwatch, signed by designer Gérald Genta, with a cushion-shaped lapis lazuli dial.

A toi et moi ring by James Taffin de Givenchy fetched $912, within its estimate. The piece features a pear-shaped, 3.03-carat, fancy-intense-blue, I1-clarity diamond and a pear-shaped, 2.82-carat. D-color, VVS1-clarity diamond.

This necklace sold containing 37 round to oval natural pearls, created in 1920, for $771,667. The piece.