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Christie’s Sells 92ct. Heart Pendant for $15M

The largest heart-shaped, D-flawless diamond ever offered at auction fetched $15 million at Christie’s in Geneva on Wednesday, Rapaport reported.

The 92.15-carat diamond, which was mounted in a necklace, achieved $162,611 per carat, within its pre-sale estimate of $14.1 million to $20.2 million. The piece, named “La Légende,” was a creation of Boehmer et Bassenge, a high-end maison launched last year and named after 18th-century Parisian jewelers Charles Boehmer and Paul Bassenge.

The Magnificent Jewels auction recorded total proceeds of $95 million (CHF 93.1 million) including buyer’s premiums. It came a day after rival Sotheby’s sold $151.5 million of jewelry at its Geneva event, headlined by a pair of earrings that fetched a record $57.4 million, or $2.9 million per carat.

Source: Rapaport