Rare 14.23Ct Pink at Christie’s Hong Kong Jewelry AuctionOctober 24, 10
Christie's estimates the above 14.23-ct
fancy intense pink VVS2 diamond seen
above at $1-$1.3 million per carat
Calling it the Perfect Pink, Christie’s said that in over 244 years of auction history, it offered only 18 pure pink diamonds over 10 carats. None of them were graded fancy intense pink.
Last December, Christie’s Hong Kong sold a 5.00-carat cushion-cut fancy vivid pink potentially flawless diamond for $10,776,660, an average of $2,155,332 per carat. Christie’s estimate price for the 14.23-carat pink comes to $1-$1.34 million per carat. Considering the high prices such rare diamonds realize at Hong Kong auctions, the diamond may sell for more.
The November 29 auction will also feature a 12.02 carat fancy vivid internally flawless yellow oval cut diamond from Tiffany & Co. estimated between $1.25- $1.9 million.
Notable as well is a Nirav Modi necklace made entirely of Golconda diamonds, known for the quality in which light appears to pass through the diamonds unobstructed.