Monthly Archives: April 2015

Under-The-Radar Color Diamonds Up For Auction Tuesday

On Tuesday, April 21, Sotheby’s New York will be holding their Magnificent Jewels auction and the talk of the sale is a so-called “ultimate” emerald-cut white diamond.


Admittedly, this massive stone weighing in at 100.20 carats deserves all the talk.  The diamond is Internally Flawless and is expected to sell for as high as $31 million (CAD).   But there are some color diamonds that should rack up some big sales numbers on Tuesday.

An Important Platinum, Rose Gold, Fancy Blue Diamond and Color Diamond Ring


Featuring the Monarch Blue Diamond, an oval-shaped mixed cut Fancy Blue stone weighing in at 6.06 carats.   The piece also includes 0.85 carats of pink-hued round diamonds around the centre stone.   Industry experts believe this highly original piece could sell for anywhere between $4.4 and $5.6 million.

Magnificent Platinum, 18 Karat Gold Fancy Purplish Pink Diamond and Sapphire Ring


Estimated to sell for between $3.1 and $4.4 million, the centrepiece of this ring is a pear-shaped 6.24-carat Fancy Purplish Pink diamond.   That stone is flanked by two cushion-cut sapphires weighing 2.44 and 2.36 carats respectively.

An Important Platinum, 18 Karat Rose Gold, Fancy Light Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring


The final color diamond piece expected to sell in the millions is this ring featuring an 11.41-carat Fancy Light pink diamond with a round-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut.  The main stone is surrounded by 1.15 carats of round diamonds of a near colorless or pink hue.   The expected auction sale price should range between $2.4 and $2.7 million.




Where Can You Find Color Diamonds?

Black Diamonds


Blue Diamonds

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Brown Diamonds

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Green Diamonds


Orange Diamonds


Pink Diamonds

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Purple Diamonds


Red Diamonds

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Yellow Diamonds

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Superb Diamonds To Light Up Christie’s Auction

Christie’s is holding their first jewelry auction for the spring of 2015 and some spectacular diamonds are set to go under the hammer.   The “Magnificent Jewels” auction is set for Tuesday, April 14 and there are some stones that are expected to sell in the multi-million dollar range!

1.  An Impressive Diamond Ring


This massive 80.73-carat diamond is expected to sell for as high as $6.3 million (CAD).  The white stone set on a platinum ring is GIA-certified and has an impressive cushion-cut appearance.

Did not sell

2.  A Superb Color Diamond and Diamond Ring


This ring’s focal point is a 5.29-carat cut-cornered rectangular-cut Fancy Intense purplish pink diamond.   The stone is flanked on either side by half moon-cut white diamonds.   The pre-sale estimates range between $4.4 and $6.3 million.

Sold for $7.2 million

3.  A Diamond Pendant, by Graff


A stunning white diamond set by famed jeweller Graff Diamonds, this pear-shaped stone weighs in at 25.49 carats.   Set on platinum, the piece is expected to sell for between $3.4 and $4.4 million.

Sold for $4.3 million

4.  A Rare Color Diamond Ring


Mounted on 18k gold, this piece features a lovely 5.04-carat circular-cut fancy gray-blue diamond.   GIA-certified, this ring is expected to sell for between $2.2 and $3.2 million.

Sold for $2.9 million

5.  An Important Color Diamond and Diamond Ring


The only other color diamond expected to sell in the millions is this ring featuring an oval-cut fancy purplish pink diamond, weighing 6.57 carats.   The piece features tapered baguette-cut diamond flanking either side of the main stone.   Sale price could be between $1.5 and $1.9 million.

Sold for $1.5 million

Color Diamonds To Light Up April Auction

Sotheby’s Hong Kong is holding their Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite auction on April 6 and some color diamonds are expected sell in the multi-million dollar range.   Here is a look at the most prominent five set to go under the hammer.

1.  Impressive Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring/Pendant


A massive 77.77-carat cushion cut Fancy Vivid yellow diamond flanked by two heart-shaped white diamonds weighing in at 5.0 carats.   The piece is expected to sell for as much as $9.6 million (CAD).

2.  Rare and Exquisite Pair of Fancy Intense Purple-Pink Diamond, Fancy Intense Purplish-Pink Diamond and Diamond Pendent Earrings


Expected to sell for between $7.7 and $8.8 million, one earring is centred by a 4.01-carat Fancy Intense purple-pink diamond while the other has a Fancy Intense purplish-pink diamond weighing in at 3.72 carats.   The pieces also feature an inverted heart-shaped Fancy purplish-pink and Fancy Intense pink diamond weighing 0.63 and 0.55 carat respectively, and have a step-cut diamond background altogether weighing 5.05 carats.

3.  Very Rare Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring


Created by New York City-based jeweller Carvin French, this ring features a Fancy Vivid pink diamond weighing in at 4.57 carats and surrounded by 5.85-carats of pear-shaped white diamonds.  The ring is expected to sell for between $7.7 and $8.8 million.

4.  Impressive Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring


A two-diamond setting featuring a 30.13-carat cushion-cut Fancy Intense yellow diamond and a cushion-cut white diamond weighing in at 25.13 carats.   The ring is expected to sell for between $4.5 and $5.3 million.

5.  Fine Fancy Intense Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring


The final piece from the color diamond lots expected to sell in the millions is this ring centred by a 2.13-carat Fancy Intense blue diamond.   The main stone is framed by circular-cut pink diamonds and has an outer surround with heart-shaped and pear-shaped white diamonds.   These pink and white diamonds combine to weigh in at 3.65 carats.   The ring has an estimate of between $1.4 and $1.6 million.