Harry Winston bought a pear-shaped, D color, flawless diamond, this diamond is 101.73 carats for more than $26.7 million at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Sale. Harry Winston bought this diamond to celebrate his acquisition of the Swatch Group. The Diamond was then renamed as “The Winston Legacy.”
Harry Winston’s The Winston Legacy diamond was billed as the “perfect diamond by the auction house and the price also set a record for the colorless diamond.
“Harry Winston acquired the most perfect diamond ever offered for sale at auction, ‘Winston Legacy,’ continuing the tradition of buying and selling only the very best, a trait of the founder Mr. Winston himself.” – Rahul Kadakia, head of Jewelry at Christie’s
Here are the past records of Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Sale:
- A single strand of natural pearls, $8.4 million
- “The Star of Kashmir”, A 19.88-carat cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphire, $3.4 million,
- A 1.92-carat fancy red diamond, $3.2 million
- Drop-shaped natural pearl ear pendants, $2.4 million