The 2014 auction season has once again proved the ongoing appeal and increasing value of Natural Fancy Color Diamonds. These precious stones were the high point of every jewelry auction around the world and the bids were absolutely mind-boggling.
Here is a look at the Top 5 Color Diamonds sold at auction this year.
1. The Zoe Diamond
Part of the Mrs. Paul Mellon collection that was auctioned off by Sotheby’s in November, the Zoe Diamond sold for more than double the pre-sale estimate at $35.8 million (CAD). That price set a new record for the largest sale of any blue diamond in auction history as well as setting the highest per-carat price for any diamond sold in auction history.
2. The Winston Blue
The world’s largest flawless vivid blue diamond headlined Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva in May and the results did not disappoint fans of rare jewels. The blue stone, weighing in at 13.22 carats, sold for $26.4 million. The sale was made to famed jeweller Harry Winston who renamed the diamond “The Winston Blue”.
3. A Stunning 8.41-Carat Purple-Pink Diamond
The star of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale in August was this 8.41-carat Fancy Purple Pink Diamond ring. The pear-shaped stone sold significantly over the pre-auction estimate with the final bid reaching $19.8 million.
4. A Pair of Fancy Vivid Blue and Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ear Pendants
Designed by Bulgari, these amazing pendants feature a 6.95-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond and a 6.79-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond. They were part of Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction in November and sold for $18.6 million.
5. The Graff Vivid Yellow Diamond
Rounding out the list was a massive cushion-cut, modified brilliant yellow diamond weighing in at 100.09 carats. Selling for $17.8 million diamonds at Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in May, it set a new auction record for yellow diamonds.