Geneva - Christie’s Switzerland November sale of Watches and Magnificent Jewels saw a new world record for lovers of vivid pink diamonds. The highlight of the Geneva sale week was lot 409, a 16.08 carat cushion-shaped fancy pink diamond selling for SFr. 28,725,000 or $28,523,925US setting a new world auction record for any pink diamond ever offered at auction.
The stone was bought by a private Asian buyer, who named it just after the auction; Sweet Josephine. The sale week welcomed established and new clients from 35 countries.
Sweet indeed . . . certainly for its namesake I'd say.