Collectors from 50 countries took part in this auction, driving the total to $78,974,049 (CHF 77,919,025). A new world auction record for a Fancy Light Pink diamond was set when a superb 33.63 carat Fancy Light Pink diamond, mounted as a ring by Harry Winston around 1970, sold for $12,818,240 (CHF12,647,000). A 7.41 carat oval-modified Fancy Vivid Blue Internally Flawless diamond mounted as a ring in a frame of pink-tinted diamonds by Moussaieff sold privately immediately after the sale. Noble Jewels also saw strong results, as Sotheby’s celebrates ten years of dedicated sales of jewels with royal and aristocratic provenance. Strong prices also emerged in the sale room for a stunning selection of Art Deco jewels, including signed pieces by Cartier and Bulgari, confirming the passion among collectors.
The world’s largest knownFancy Intense Pink diamond, weighing 37.30 carats, is among the stars of this sale, which also features an important array of coloured diamonds, including an outstanding Fancy Vivid Blue diamond weighing 7.41 carats, mounted as a ring by Moussaieff and a superb Fancy Light Pink diamond ring by Harry Winston, weighing 33.63 carat. For the 10th anniversary of our dedicated and themed sale of Noble Jewels, we are proud to offer superb jewels with important provenance headlined by ‘The Donnersmarck Diamonds’, two magnificent Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds weighing 82.47 and 102.54 carats, formerly in the Collection of the Princely Family von Donnersmarck. Further noble treasures include such jewels as those from the collection of Princess Mathilde of Württemberg and the emerald and diamond necklace from the collection of the Duchess of Berry.