Sotheby’s Geneva will be holding their Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels on Tuesday, May 12 and a lot featuring a “historic” pink diamond is grabbing all the headlines.
The reason the word historic is being used for this fabulous pink diamond ring is that it is believed to have been owned by Napoleon Bonaparte’s niece, Princess Mathilde.
The piece features a cushion brilliant-cut Fancy Vivid pink diamond weighing in at 8.72-carats and is flanked by two cushion brilliant-cut white diamonds with a weight of 1.09 and 1.12 carats respectively. The ring is expected to sell for between $17.5 and $22.5 million (CAD).
The auction will also feature a trio of yellow stones that are sure to catch the eye of color diamond buyers.
Impressive Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
A massive 53.17-carat cushion-shaped Fancy yellow diamond is the centrepiece of this diamond ring expected to sell for between $2 and $2.7 million.
Unmounted Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond
A stunning step-cut Fancy Vivid yellow diamond weighs in at 3.03-carats and is expected to sell for well over $200,000.
Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring
Possibly the steal of the auction as industry experts have this diamond ring selling for as low as $126,000. The details on this piece is that it is millegrain-set with an oval-shaped Fancy Vivid yellow diamond with a weight of 5.00 carats.