Tag: Auction

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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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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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The Diamond as Big as Des Bergues

The Diamond as Big as des Bergues.
Erik Post

The Diamond in the Crown. Photograph by author.


Two desks and four security guards flank the lectern in the middle of the podium.… Read More