Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

Christie’s Geneva Presents the Rare Fortune Pink Diamond at Geneva Live Magnificent Jewels Sale on November 8, 2022

In a Press Release dated 26th September 2022, Christie’s Auction House announced the presentation of the largest pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamonnd ever to be offered at a live auction, at the Geneva Magnificent Jewels Sale, coming up on November 8, 2022. The 18.18-carat pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond, christened the Fortune Pink, with an […]

All GIA Reports to Go Digital by Year 2025

In a Press Release dated June 7, 2022, the Gemological Institute of America, the leader in gemological research, education, and science-based gem identification and grading services in the World, announced that with a view of strengthening its consumer protection mission, all GIA paper reports will be converted to digital form with effect from year 2025. […]

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Jewels Live Auctiion Realizes Total Sale of USD 18.1 Million

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Jewels Live Auction held on 19 th July, 2022, featuring 136 Lots, from Lot Nos 201 to 337 realized a Sale Total of HKD 141,840,540 (USD 18.1 million), 99 Lots out of 136 lots selling at the auction, working out to 73%. Top Lot of the sale based on price realized […]

Christie’s Paris Online Jewelry Sale Held from June 23 to July 07, 2022 Realizes USD 9.3 Million, Selling 78% of the Lots

Christie’s Paris online Jewelry Auction, Sale 21068, held from 23 June 2.00 PM to 07 July 12.00 PM, christened “Joaillerie Paris” featuring a total of 298 Lots, realized a Sale Totaal of EUR 9,301,001 (USD 9,340,530), selling 78% by Lots. Top Lot of the Sale based on prices achieved and as anticipated was LOT NO. […]

Highlights of Christie’s Paris Joaillerie Online Auction Taking Place from June 23 to July 07

Christie’s Paris online Jewelry Auction taking place from 23 June 2.00 PM to 07 July 12 PM, christened “Joaillerie” features a total of 298 Lots, consisting of a broad selection of diamonds, colored diamonds and colored gemstones including a 7.25 carats, E-color, VVS2-clarity, rectangular-cut diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, a 5.28 carats, E-coloir, […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s New York June 16, 2022, Magnificent Jewels Live Auction

Sotheby’s New York, June 16, 2022, Magnificent Jeweks live auction featuring 142 lots promises to be an extraordinary event, consisting of an array of exceptional signed jewels, important diamonds, colored diamonds and colored gemstones. The signed jewels include exceptional lots from Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Harry Winston, David Webb, J.E. Caldwell, Reza, Jar, Bulgari, […]

Largest White Diamond Ever to Come up for Auction Sells for USD 21.9 million

The largest white diamond ever to come up for auction, the 228.31-carat, pear-shaped, G-Color gemstone, christened “The Rock” sold for 21,681,000 CHF (US$21.9 million) at a Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction held in Geneva held on May 11, 2022. The diiamond assigned Lot No 26 and titled “The Rock, A Sensational Diamond” sold within its estimate […]

Results of Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Live Auction Held on May 10, 2022

Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels May 10, 2022, live auction featuring a total of 200 lots consisting of iconic designs from the world’s most prestigious jewellery houses, such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Bulgari, Oscar Heyman & Bros, Jar and others and also featuring beautiful colored diamond lots, exceptional coloured stone lots […]

Results of Sotheby’s Hong Kong April 29, 2022 Magnificent Jewels Live Auction

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Part 1 Sale held in live auction format on 29th April, 2022, featuring 92 Lots bearing Lot Numbers 1801 to 1892 realized a sale total of HKD295,844,400 equivalent to US$37.7 million. A total of 58 lots were sold at the auction and as predicted top lot of the sale was […]

De Beers Cullinan Blue Diamond Sells for Staggering USD57.4 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction

The De Beers Cullinan Blue , an extraordinary 15.10-carat, fancy-vivid blue, step-cut natural treasure and one of the most valuable blue diamonds ever to be offered at an auction, sold for a staggering amount of more than US$57 million at a Sotheby’s Hong Kong Standalone Auction, held on April 27, 2022 at Sotheby’s Pacific Gallery […]

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