Highlights from visit to Geneva – May 2016
Last month I was in Geneva to attend Sotheby’s May 17th auction with the featured piece to be The Unique Pink, while in Geneva I managed to visit Christie’s and have a private viewing of some of the most spectacular pieces that were about to go on auction on May 18th and later May 29th and June 5th in Hong Kong and New York respectively.
The major hype at Christie’s was around the Oppenheimer Blue diamond, a rarity of its kind being the largest fancy vivid blue diamond that ever appeared in an auction, part of such rarity was Type IIb characteristic that Oppenheimer Blue is exhibiting. The Cullinan Dream and The Aurora Green were also presented as part of upcoming auctions. In total, Geneva was filled with rarest type of diamonds in that week of May.
In between auctions, I also had the opportunity to meet with The Man Behind The Most Amazing Diamonds In The World, Mr Ehud Arye Laniado and succeed to sit down with him for couple of minutes and ask few questions, you can read my interview here and learn more about his vision by visiting his website and following him on Instagram.
The highlight of my visit to Geneva was a private session with Lucara Diamond Corp and the opportunity to hold the largest gem quality rough that has discovered in the past century and existing today in the world, the Lesedi La Rona 1,109ct rough diamond that was discovered by Lucara Diamond Corp in Botswana. You can read more about this magnificent and breathtaking diamond here.
Now I invite you to come on a journey of lifetime and view the most breathtaking diamonds and my favourite pieces from Geneva through my lens.
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Stay tuned for more highlights of my recent trips.