The winter doldrums are still surrounding us, but the bright lights of color diamonds is beginning with the Sotheby’s Important Jewels Auction on Thursday, February 5 in New York City.
We take a look at the Top 5 color diamond pieces set to go under the hammer in the first large-scale jewelry auction of 2015.
1. Platinum, Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond and Diamond Pendant Necklace
The centrepiece features a hefty 5.07-carat pear shaped Fancy Orangy-Pink diamond. The stone is set on a platinum necklace set with round diamonds. The necklace is expected to sell for as much as $500,000 (CAD).
2. Platinum, 18K Gold, Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring
Expected to sell for between $231,000 and 347,000, the main stone of this 18k gold diamond ring is a modified brilliant cut Fancy Intense Yellow diamond weighing in at 10.02 carats. The stone is flanked by two trapeze-cut diamonds weighing 2.00 carats.
3. 18 Karat Gold and Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring
A pear-shaped Fancy Intense Yellow diamond weighing 6.35 carats and flanked by 1.50 carats of pear-shaped white diamonds. Industry experts expect the piece to sell for between $173,000 and $289,000.
4. Pair of 18 Karat Gold and Colored Diamond Earstuds
The only earrings on the list, these feature cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut yellow diamonds weighing 5.10 and 5.00 carats. The pieces are expected to sell for between $173,000 and $231,000.
5. Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Fancy Light Yellow Diamond and Diamond Pendant-Necklace
A heart-shaped 10.76-carat Fancy Light Yellow Diamond is the focal point of the piece with a platinum and 18-karat gold chain set with round diamonds. The estimates have the necklace selling for between $144,000 and $173,000.