Christie's Geneva event sets world auction record with Winston Blue diamond
Making the hightest total ever at $23,795,372
During the epic sale, four world record prices were achieved, among them was The Winston Blue, which sold at a staggering $23,795,372 (World Record Price $1,799,953 per carat).
The largest flawless Fancy Vivid blue diamond in the world — weighing 13.22 carats — was named by the CEO of Harry Winston, Nayla Hayek,"In January 2013 we purchased Harry Winston and since then my ambition has been to acquire the most desirable and unique gems. When Christie's announced they were offering the largest flawless fancy-vivid blue the GIA had ever graded, I had to buy it. Today, I am proud to own the most beautiful blue diamond in the world: The Winston Blue."
Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Christie's Jewellery Department stated, "Harry Winston continued buying the best at Christie's with their acquisition of The Winston Blue. World auction prices were achieved in a record breaking auction with intense bidding throughout the sale. The Cartier Devant de Corsage Brooch realised a staggering $17.5 million, a 660% increase having first sold for $2.65 million at Christie's Geneva back in 1991. The jewellery market continues to remain extremely vibrant and we look forward to a buoyant season as we move into auctions at Christie's Hong Kong, London, Paris and New York".