Auctions & Jewelry : Blue Belle of Asia, Vandut la Licitatie cu Pretul Record de 17.29 Milioane de dolari

Un safir celebru, denumit Blue Belle of Asia, a fost vandut cu pretul record de 17,29 milioane de dolari la o licitatie de pietre pretioase si bijuterii organizata, mircuri seara, la Geneva de casa Christie’s.  Acest safir de Ceylan are 392 carate si este montat intr-un colier de diamante. Pretul de 17,29 milioane de dolari reprezinta un record mondial

Suma totala obtinuta de Casa Christie’s la aceasta licitatie de pietre pretioase si bijuterii, organizata in fiecare an, in luna noiembrie la Geneva, a fost de 150,21 milioane de dolari, reprezentant la rândul ei un nou record mondial.Inainte de licitatie, Casa Christie’s estimase incasari totale de 80 milioane de dolari. Aproximativ 600 de persoane, din 30 de tari, au participat la licitatie.

O pereche de cercei cu diamante, realizate de Casa Bulgari, a fost adjudecata de celebru bijutier londonez Laurence Graff, cu pretul de 15,82 milioane de dolari.

Doua brose in forma de pantera, create de Casa Cartier si care au apartinut ducesei de Windsor, au fost vandute cu 3,31 milioane de dolari.

O bijuterie din coroana Frantei, cu o valoare istorica deosebita, a fost adjudecata cu 2,33 milioane de dolari. Este vorba de o brosa cu diamante care au aprtinut imparatesei Eugene.

A Swiss auction has set a new World record for jewlry sales, Christie’s said on Wednesday, led by a Ceylon sapphire known as the “Blue Belle of Asia”, which alone sold for an unprecedent 16,96 swiss francs ($17,6 million). Christie’s said that 346 items has found new owers on Thuesday evening for a total sum of 147,2 million Swiss francs, exceeding the late actress Elizabeth Taylor’s collection which netted $116 million three years ago. Many of the jewels on the block in Geneva were from the large estate of a late Saudi collector, experts said. The cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing 392.52 carats and suspended  on a diamond tassel pendant, soared to duble its pre-sale estimte at the auction where private collectors and professional traders from the Middle East bit heavily.

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