A 9.07-carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond ring estimated at $12‑15 million will be the headliner at Christie’s June 2 Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong. The pink diamond, mounted by Harry Winston, tops a group of 300 lots worth an estimated $85 million. Other fancy color diamonds in the sale include a 10.32-carat Fancy Pink diamond ring ($4‑6 million), a 3-carat Fancy Intense Blue diamond ring ($2.2‑3.5 million), and a 5.02-carat Fancy Intense Green diamond ring ($2.5‑3.5 million).
A Rare Emerald-Cut Pink Diamond
The 9.07-carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond is an extremely rare emerald-cut stone. Its rectangular shape and step cut are normally only used with white diamonds, while most fancy color diamonds typically appear in modified cuts.
Adding to its rarity is the fact that it is an Internally Flawless Type IIa diamond, a clarity designation achieved by less than 1 percent of the world’s pink diamonds.
More Fancy Color Diamonds
Several fancy color diamonds from the jewelry house of Moussaieff will feature in the top lots at Christie’s. In addition to the aforementioned 3-carat Fancy Intense Blue diamond ring and 5.02-carat Fancy Intense Green diamond ring is an impressive pair of yellow diamond ear pendants, weighing 6.76 and 6.17 carats ($1.6‑2.3 million).
Hong Kong Jeweler “Etcetera”
A Burmese no-heat pigeon’s blood ruby and diamond necklace by Hong Kong jeweler Etcetera is the top colored gemstone lot of the sale. The necklace combines 120 carats of rubies with diamonds and is estimated at $7‑11 million.
Also from Etcetera is an emerald and diamond bangle featuring one of the largest Colombian no-oil emeralds ever seen at auction at 38.51 carats ($1.5‑2.3 million), and a 5.11-carat Burmese no-heat pigeon’s blood ruby and diamond ring estimated at $1.5‑2.3 million.
The sale will also include jadeite jewelry from four private collections. According to the Christie’s catalogue: “Of historical significance is the family collection of K’ung Hsiang-Hsi, who married Soong Ai-ling, the eldest of the three famed Soong sisters. The couple’s close connections with influential people in China and abroad allowed them to assemble one of the most important collections of jadeite, natural pearl and signed jewellery pieces.”
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