Monthly Archives: June 2015

Rainbow of Color Diamond Up For Auction by Bonhams

On Monday, June 22 British auction house Bonhams is holding their Fine Jewelry auction and the pieces include color diamonds from across the rainbow.   Let’s take a look at the biggest 5 color diamonds expected to go under the hammer.

1.  A Fancy Color Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Estimated to sell for as high as $980,000 (CAD), this stunning ring features a 3.56-carat cut-cornered rectangular-cut Fancy Intense pink diamond set within a pavé-set white diamond surround which is then located within a pear-shaped white diamond surround.   The white diamonds weigh in at 3.70 carats.

2.  A Fancy Color Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The star of this piece is a 0.71-carat oval modified brilliant-cut Fancy Deep blue diamond with white diamonds pavé-set in a star shape.   The ring is expected to sell for between $310,000 and $430,000.

3.  A Pair of “Ashoka Datia” Fancy Color Diamonds

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A pair of Ashoka Datia-style diamond earrings by famed New York jeweler William Goldberg feature round-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut Fancy Deep orange-brown diamonds each weighing 3.35 carats.   The earring are further extenuated with a pavé pink diamond surround.  Pre-auction estimates have these pieces selling for between $86,000 to $110,000.

4.  A Fancy Color Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Another design from William Goldberg, this ring is expected to sell for between $61,000 to $86,000.   The piece itself features a circular-cut diamond mount of bypass design and includes a round brilliant-cut Fancy Dark greenish-gray 1.93-carat diamond and a round brilliant-cut Fancy brown-pink 1.70-carat diamond.  Each color diamond is set within circular-cut white diamond surround.

5.  A Fancy Color Diamond, Diamond and Sapphire Ring

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Rounding out the list is a pavé-set diamond geometric plaque, centering a brilliant-cut Fancy Light gray-blue diamond, weighing 0.92 carats and set within a calibré-cut sapphire surround.   The original looking piece is expected to sell for between $49,000 and $74,000.

 

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Some Magnificent Yellows at Christie’s Auction

Christie’s Auction House closes out the spring auction season with their Magnificent Jewels auction on Tuesday, June 16.   Yellow Fancy Color Diamonds will be taking centre stage as 4 of the top 5 color diamond lots are yellow.   Let’s take a look!

1.   A Colored Diamond and Diamond Ring

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A whopping 28.02-carat Fancy Intense Yellow diamond featuring a cushion-cut shape and flanked by two shield-cut white diamonds.   Pre-auction estimates have it selling for as high as $1.1 million!

2.  A Colored Diamond and Diamond Pendant Necklace

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The only necklace on the list, the piece features a pear-shaped diamond, weighing 5.06 carats, suspended from a modified pear-shaped Fancy purplish pink diamond, weighing 1.68 carats.   Industry experts believe it will sell for between $345,000 and $431,000.

3.   A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Estimated to sell for between $308,000 and 431,000, this modified cut-cornered rectangular-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, weighs in at 13.32 carats and flanked on either side by a trapezoid-shaped white diamond.

4.  A Coloured DIamond and Diamond Ring, by Graff

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Designed by famed jeweler Graff Diamonds, this ring is centered by a modified cut-cornered rectangular-cut Fancy Yellow diamond that weighs 14.49 carats.   The piece is expected to sell for between $308,000 and 431,000.   However, considering the designed, it may well go for much higher than the estimate.

5.   A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The final piece on our list is a 9.07-carat modified cut-cornered square-cut Fancy Intense Yellow diamond and flanked on either side by a triangular-cut white diamond.   The ring is expected to sell for between $172,000 and $222,000.

Magnificent Jewels of June

The highlight of the June auctions in the diamond world is going to be Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday, June 2.

Color diamonds will be front and centre with at least 11 pieces expected to sell over the $1 million mark.   Here is a look at the 5 best pieces set to go under the hammer on that date.

1.  A Superb Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Mounted by famed jeweller Harry Winston, this ring features a rectangular-shaped Fancy Intense pink diamond weighing in at 9.07 carats.   The piece is expected to sell for as much as $19.4 million (CAD).

2.   A Highly Important Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Another pink diamond, this one a 10.32-carat pear-shaped Fancy one set on 18-karat white and rose gold.  The ring is expected to sell for between $4.9 and $8.1 million.

3.  An Exceptional Coloured Diamond Ring, by Moussaieff

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A highly original piece from British jeweler Moussaieff, the ring features a rectangular-shaped Fancy Intense 5.02-carat green diamond, flanked by pear-shaped pink diamonds and a brilliant-cut pink diamond gallery.  Industry experts believe the ring should sell for between $3.2 and $4.8 million.

4.  A Rare Coloured Diamond Ring, by Moussaieff

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Another piece by Moussaieff, this features a pear-shaped Fancy Intense 3.00-carat blue diamond, within a brilliant-cut pink diamond frame and heart-shaped pink diamond surround.   The ring is expected to sell for between $2.8 and $4.5 million.

5.  A Unique Diamond and Coloured Diamond Pendant Necklace, by Nirav Modi

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The only necklace to make out list, the focal point is a pear-shaped white diamond weighing in at 10.02 carats.   The stone is suspended from a pear-shaped white diamond weighing 2.66 carats and a hexagonal-shaped Fancy purplish red diamond that weighs 1.03 carats.   The piece by Indian diamond jeweler Nirav Modi is expected to sell for between $2.4 and 4 million.