The Festival of Wonder

2–12 November 2020 | Geneva
Sotheby's inaugural Festival of Wonder presents a luxury auction series celebrating the finest examples of jewels, watches, handbags and automobiles, through a series of live and virtual events in Geneva. These exclusive events will unlock access to the rarest and most unique luxury objects on the market today.

A World Auction Record for a Purple-Pink Diamond

A World Auction Record for a Purple-Pink Diamond
The Spirit of the Rose, the world’s largest vivid purple-pink diamond ever to appear at auction, sold for $26,633,253 (CHF 24,393,000) - a world auction record for a purple-pink diamond.

Mined and cut by ALROSA – one of the world’s leading diamond producers, the 14.83-carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Internally Flawless diamond was bought by an anonymous buyer, bidding over the phone. Named after a celebrated Russian ballet, the ultra-rare gem was faceted from the largest pink crystal ever mined in Russia.

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Sotheby's Unveils Carine Roitfeld's Le Spectre De La Rose
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This autumn, Carine Roitfeld brings her creative finesse to the world of ballet by styling a contemporary performance of the Ballets Russes’ acclaimed 1911 creation, Le Spectre de la rose, ahead of Sotheby's sale of an ultra-rare Russian pink diamond named the Spirit of the Rose.


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Exhibition Dates

Exhibition Dates
Mandarin Oriental, Geneva
Quai Turrettini 1, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
7 - 10 November | 10am - 6pm

Due to restrictions in place in Switzerland in relation to COVID-19 the exhibition is by appointment only and we will only be able to have a limited number of visitors at one time.

To schedule an appointment, please contact office.geneva@sothebys.com.

Book a one-on-one virtual meeting with one of our Geneva Specialists to preview these remarkable lots prior to the sale: rachel.barber@sothebys.com

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