Category: Auctions

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Post-Auction Impressions of Hierarchies and Secrecy

Some of my peers from the Global Extraction Network course and I went to the Christie’s Geneva evening auction in November and witnessed a spectacle of hierarchies and secrecy that made the evening truly interesting, despite a lack of purchasing power and a looming fear of lifting a hand or finger at the wrong time. Read More

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Impressions and feelings of Christie’s Auction -Are they Magnificent Jewels?

On the way to Christie’s Auction, Magnificent Jewels, at Hotel des Bergues, I was not sure about what I would find there, but I was already constructing an idea of the realities involved.… Read More

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Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction

On the 13th of November, at 7:00 PM, the third session of the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction took place in Geneva, Switzerland. The auction presented property of an important Asian American Collection featuring some iconic designs from the world’s most prestigious jewelry houses, such as Serti Mysterieux, Cartier, and diamond jewels by Harry Winston.

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Christie’s Magnificent Jewelry Auction 2019

World’s one of the oldest and now one of the largest and most famous auction house, Christie’s, carrying a reputation for luxury around the world, held its annual Magnificent Jewel Auction 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva on 12th November 2019.

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Field Report: A Grad Student’s Perspective on Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

David Richard Wistocki | 15 November 2019

After arriving in Geneva from the US on Tuesday I attended Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. Because of my travel schedule, I arrived about an hour after the auction officially started and found the entrance to the hotel surprisingly quiet and non-descript.Read More