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Christie’s partners with Brioni to present diamond exhibition

Christie’s Private Sales has teamed up with Italian menswear brand Brioni to present a diamond exhibition later this month. Taking place from October 29-31, the exhibition called ‘The diamond Affair’ will showcase an array of exceptional diamond jewels and unmounted gems. Standout pieces set to be presented include a 100-carat diamond tiara and a rare

Christie’s prepares to sell largest fancy vivid pink diamond in its history

In November, Christie’s Geneva will present the largest and finest fancy vivid pink diamond ever offered at auction by the company. Weighing just under 19 carats (18.96 carats), ‘The Pink Legacy’ will go under the hammer on November 13, offering jewellery enthusiasts the chance to purchase an exceptional rectangular-cut gem. The Pink Legacy will lead Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction, held at

REACH LIST 2017: Top five auction houses

For the first time since launching the Reach List, Professional Jeweller was able to analyse the auction houses’ reach based on a UK ranking (because previously only a global ranking was available). This means the results for 2017 present a more accurate representation of the most influential auction houses among UK spenders. After climbing up

Online bids drive luxury auction sales for Christie’s London

Christie’s London concluded its Summer Luxury Sales with a combined sale total for handbags, wine and jewels of over £10m. Of the 886 lots offered across the three auctions, 345 lots (44%) sold or were directly underbid by online clients – with jewellery making the highest profit (coming in at over £6m), while wine and

Heart-shaped diamond clinches auction sale price record

A new world record for any heart-shaped diamond ever sold at auction was set this week when Christies secured £12.5m for a stone set into a striking necklace by Parisian jeweller Boehmer et Bassenge. The D colour, 92.15ct, heart-shaped diamond, set by Boehmer et Bassenge, was put up for auction at the Magnificent Jewels auctions at Christie’s Geneva. After three minutes

‘Diamonds are bouncing back’ Christie’s says as pink stone goes for £14.5m

The sale of a pear-shaped pink diamond for £14.44 million has prompted Christie’s to claim that “diamonds are bouncing back”. Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewellery at Christie’s, said: “It made a great price for a really fabulous pair of diamonds. Very healthy prices will give a great boost to the white diamond market.” The

REACH LIST 2016: Top five auction houses

Climbing up from second place to first place in the auction houses category this year is Sotheby’s. Comparing the figures to last year, Sotheby’s has increased the amount of followers on all of its social media channels, but Instagram has seen the largest growth. Jewellery posts on the picture-led platform include shots of the auction

Christie’s world-renowned diamond auctioneer to reveal secrets behind its sales

David Warren, international jewellery director of Christie’s, is to speak at the NCDIA UK launch in November, it has been announced.    The talk, at GIA’s London Campus, is entitled ‘A fortune through my hands’ and will cover historic and rare diamonds of all colours that have passed through Christie’s auctions over the last 40