Christie’s fall Jewellery Auction on the 13th November!

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Get ready for Christie’s fall Jewellery Auction that will take place in Geneva on the 13th November this year!

The Geneva Magnificent Jewel won’t be your regular auction, with plenty of beautiful jewels you’d expect seeing there, it will be an amazing opportunity to buy, or at least to see for yourself , one of the rarest and most famous diamonds in the world, the legendary Archduke Joseph Diamond, an impressive gem size of 76.02 carats, with perfect colour, and internally flawless clarity, said to be the largest and most perfect diamond to be auctioned for the second time since it has appeared again, after being sold to a mysterious buyer and locked away in a safe deposit for years.Its origin is traced to the ancient Golconda mines in India, the source of the world’s most coveted historical diamonds.

The Archduke Joseph Diamond is expected to achieve well in excess of US$15 million.

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewellery, Christie’s Americas and Switzerland, commented: “The Archduke Joseph Diamond is the finest and largest perfect Golconda diamond ever to appear at auction. It is comparable in its noble lineage and superb quality to the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond that forms part of the crown jewels of Great Britain. It is particularly fortuitous to bring this historic gem back to market in the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”

Watch here a bit of this undescribable diamond and its history.

Apart from this unique gem, several superb jewels will take part of the Geneva Magnificent Jewel auction, made with exeptional gemstones by famed jewellery designers such as the famous Zip necklaces by Van Cleef and Arpels, a gorgeous Art Déco necklace with sapphire and diamonds by Bulgari, the horse and zebra bracelets by David Webb that I adore among many, many other beautiful things.

If you’re not in Switzerland , you can have a look at Christie’s e-catalogue or check in their website if the Archduke diamond will be next to you , as prior to the auction, Christie’s will tour the stone to its major client centers around the world!

I would definitely not miss the chance to admire such marvel !!!

Christine von Schönburg

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  1. Christine Schönburg Botelho Gomes

    The Archduke Joseph Diamond was sold for $ 21 m, well above the pre-sale estimate, wow!

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