news — November 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Sotheby’s is more pink than blue

Festival of pink and blue diamonds at auction by Sotheby’s in Geneva of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels.
The diamond Sky Blue (8 carats), Fancy Vivid, mounted on a ring with two other colorless stones, highlight of the sale, was sold for 17.1 million dollars. He must have breathed a sigh of relief rod hitter in Geneva of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. The blue diamond, in fact, had focused the attention of the media. But everything went smoothly: the sale of jewels totaled 136.4 million dollars, a figure that rises jewelry sales of the 2016 auction house to the record level to 311.5 million, exceeding the 300 million in last year.
“Tonight’s result is a great finalé to what has been yet another phenomenal year for jewellery in Geneva. Earlier this year, in May, we set a world record for any jewellery sale, and tonight the momentum continued, making 2016 the second record year in a row for Geneva. The very best coloured diamonds of all hues remain highly desirable, but tonight pink and blue were undoubtedly the hottest colours accounting for many of the top prices this evening, with new records set for deep blue, fancy light blue and light pink diamonds, and with the fabulous Sky Blue diamond selling for US$ 17.1m – an increase of over 30% on the US$ 12.8m it realised at Sotheby’s in 2012” said David Bennett, chairman of the International Division of Sotheby’s Jewellery.
Several records
But the piece that got the higher price was not the blue diamond, but pink. A Fancy Intense pink was sold for 20.8 million dollars (1.2 million per carat). Perhaps foreseeing this exploit Bennet wore a tie with the same color. Another diamond Internally Flawless 13.20 carat Fancy Intense Pink has reached 16.2 million. Both of these diamonds were acquired by Graff Diamonds. Still pink: a new auction record was set for a Fancy Light Pink Diamond pear-shaped weighing 40.30 carats sold for 7.5 million.
In addition to the Sky Blue Diamond, it was also sold a Fancy Deep Blue. To conquer it came forward nine bidders: After a battle of raises, the diamond was sold for 13.7 million, a new record for a blue debb all types (1.7 million per carat). It’s not over: a second record he did score a Fancy Light Blue Diamond, sold for 2.2 million. Federico Graglia

Lo Sky Blue, battuto per 17 milioni
Lo Sky Blue, battuto per 17 milioni. Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Fancy Intense Pink diamond ring, venduto per 20,7 milioni
Fancy Intense Pink diamond ring, venduto per 20,7 milioni. Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Il diamante rosa da 40,3 carati
Il diamante rosa da 40,3 carati. Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Fancy Light Pink diamond ring venduto per 7,5miioni
Fancy Light Pink diamond ring venduto per 7,5miioni. Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Il Fancy Deep Blue diamond ring venduto per 1,7 milioni di dollari
Il Fancy Deep Blue diamond ring venduto per 1,7 milioni di dollari. Courtesy of Sotheby’s
David Bennet batte il prezzo dello Sky Blue
David Bennet batte il prezzo dello Sky Blue. Courtesy of Sotheby’s

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