Millions of Dollars in Color Diamonds At Auction in October

As temperatures drop, the autumn auction season is starting to heat up.   Next on the schedule of diamond auctions is the annual Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction by Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

The auction features more than 30 color diamond pieces, so we decided to look at the five most impressive ones.

1.  Superb and Highly Important Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The cream of the crop at the October auction, this ring features an 8.41-carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond.   Early estimates have the piece selling for almost $17 million (CAD).

Post Auction Update – Sold for $19,823,873.   A new auction record for that color of diamond.

2.  Fine Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Centred by an emerald-cut Fancy Vivid Blue diamond weighing in at 3.32 carats, the ring also features white diamond shoulders weighing a total of 2.0 carats.   The piece is estimated to sell between $3.7 and $4.8 million.

Post Auction Update – Sold for $5,975,342

3.  Impressive Fancy Deep Brown-Orange Diamond with Diamond Necklace

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A breathtaking piece of jewelry by Cartier, the focal point is a pear-shaped Fancy Deep Brown-Orange diamond pendant weighing a 100.26 carats.   The necklace itself is set with approximately 98.00 carats of white diamonds ranging from brilliant cut to marquise-shaped.   The piece is expected to sell for between $2.7 and $3.4 million.

Post Auction Update – Did not sell

4.  Fancy Blue Diamond and Pink Diamond Ring

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This is an absolutely dazzling ring with a heart-shaped Fancy Blue diamond weighing 7.02 carats at the venter.  Flanking the stone are 3.60 carats of pink and blue diamonds ranging from brilliant-cut to marquise-shaped.   The piece is estimated to sell for between $1.7 and $2.1 million.

Post Auction Update – Sold for $2,835,268

5.  Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Necklace

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Estimated to sell for between $1.7 and $2.0 million, this spectacular necklace features a Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond pendant weighing in at 25.16 carats.  Suspending that stone is a cushion-shaped 3.03-carat white diamond while the chain itself is set with 51.24-carats of brilliant-cut white diamonds.

Post Auction Update – Did not sell

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