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November Rain of Color Diamonds

British auction house Bonhams ends the month of November with the Rare Jewels & Jadeite sale taking place in Hong Kong.   Here is a look at the most impressive color diamond pieces that make up this impressive sale.

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A stunning piece of jewelry highlighted by a pear-shaped Fancy Light purplish-pink diamond weighing in at 9.21 carats.   The stone hands suspended from a chain necklace featuring both brilliant-cut purplish-pink tinted diamonds as well as brilliant cut white diamonds.   The pendant is expected to sell for between $2.1 and $2.6 million (CAD).

A Fine Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Designed by famed jeweler Harry Winston, this ring features a 1.11-carat Fancy Vivid purplish pink diamond with a pear-shaped white diamond on either side.   Pre-auction estimates have the piece selling for as low as $770,000, however, considering recent sale prices of fancy color diamonds, the amount will more likely be over a million dollars.

 

A Rare Pair of Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Earrings

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These stunning earrings with a floral arrangement are centered by a 2.87-carat radiant-cut Fancy Vivid yellowish orange diamond and a 2.53-carat radiant-cut Fancy Vivid yellow orange diamond respectively.   Each earring than has a petal-shaped arrangement of brilliant-cut white diamonds.   This wholly original piece is expected to sell for between $480,000 and $650,000.

 

A Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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A stunning ring highlighted by a massive 23.46-carat cushion-shaped Fancy yellow-brown diamond set between pear-shaped white diamond shoulders.   Pre-auction estimates have the piece selling for between $430,000 and $600,000.

An Attractive Coloured Diamond Bracelet

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The only bracelet on our list, this piece features a tapering line of 42 radiant-cut, yellow tinted diamonds weighing in at 20.00 carats in total.  The expected sale price is between $150,000 and $210,000.

 

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Blue Moon Diamond Dances Into Auction Wednesday

Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction is on Wednesday and the headlining stone is the stunning Blue Moon Diamond.   Here’s a look at that and four other amazing colour diamonds set to go under the hammer at Wednesday’s sale.

1.  The Blue Moon – An Exceptional Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring

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The cushion-shaped Blue Moon Diamond is the star of this auction with a pre-auction estimated sale of between $35.6 and $55.9 million (USD).   The Fancy Vivid blue stone measures in at a whopping 12.03 carats!

2.  Superb Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond Ring

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The focal point of this stunning ring is a pear-shaped Fancy Vivid purple-pink diamond weighing in at 8.24 carats.  The piece also features white diamond shoulders and is expected to sell for between $16.6 and $21.9 million.

3.  Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

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The only yellow diamond on our list, this 22.43-carat Fancy Vivid yellow stone is sandwiched between two white diamonds weighing in at 4.09 and 4.13 carats respectively.   Pre-auction estimates have the piece selling for between $1.7 and $2.1 million.

4.  Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond Pendant

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This stunning pear-shaped diamond suspends a briolette Fancy orangy pink diamond weighing in at 15.20 carats.  When the hammer settles for this piece, it is expected to sell for between $1.2 and $2.4 million.

5.  Attractive Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring

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The lesser known blue diamond in the auction is a 3.17-carat Fancy Intense pear-shaped stone with a surround of pink-tinted brilliant-cut diamonds.  The estimated auction sale price is between $1.2 and $1.8 million.

 

The First Big Diamond Auction of the Fall

Famed auction house Sotheby’s kicks off the autumn season with their Important Jewels sale this coming September 24-25.   Here’s a look at the top color diamonds set to go under the hammer during that auction.

1.  Platinum, 18 Karat Rose Gold, Fancy Light Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring

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This stunning ring features a 3.55-carat Fancy Light blue diamond framed by 0.25 carats of diamonds with a pink hue and further surrounded by 0.60 carats of white diamonds.  The ring is expected to sell for between $627,000 and $693,000 (CAD).

2.  Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Fancy Colored Diamond and Diamond Pendant Necklace

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An amazing necklace featuring a pear-shaped white diamond weighing in at 5.20 carats suspended from a round Fancy Pink-Purple diamond weighing .71 carats.   The piece is expected to sell for between $297,000 and $363,000.

3.  18 Karat Two-Color Gold, Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring

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A massive 15.83-carat emerald cut Fancy Intense yellow diamond headlines this ring framed by .45 carats of round, white diamonds.   The pre-auction estimate is set between $264,000 and $396,000 though considering the size of the stone, it could go for much higher.

4.  Pair of Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Earrings

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Expected to sell for between $237,000 and $290,000, these earrings are centered by cushion-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds weighing 3.10 and 3.03 carats.   These stones are then surrounded by petals set with 24 pear-shaped white diamonds weighing in at 16.53 carats and then further surrounded by 0.80 carats of round white diamonds.

5.  Pair of 18 Karat Gold and Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Earstuds

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These earstuds feature cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds weighing in at 5.02 carats each.   These pieces have a pre-auction estimate of between $237,000 and $290,000.

A Historic Pink Diamond Leads The Way Tuesday

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

The “Perfect Diamond” Goes Up For Auction

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A stunning 100-carat emerald-cut white diamond headlines Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction coming up this April.   The stone, recovered a year ago in the mines of South Africa, weighed in at 200 carats in its rough form.

Diamond giant DeBeers spent a year studying, cutting and polishing the rare stone before a world tour that includes Hong Kong, Dubai and London before ending in New York City for the big sale.

Gary Schuler, the head of Sotheby’s jewelry department in New York, said the diamond “is the definition of perfection. The color is whiter than white, it is free of any internal imperfections.”

The cut of the diamond is what has most people talking.   According to Mr. Schuler, “It is the first true emerald-cut diamond over 100 carats to be offered at auction – the most classic of cuts, quietly elegant and very contemporary.”

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The diamond is expected to sell for between $19 and $25 million.   Those prices break down to a per-carat price of between $189,000 and $249,000.   Two similar quality white diamonds of that size sold at auction in 2013 for $263,000 per carat and $259,000 per carat respectively.

 

Rainbow of Colors Heads To Diamond Auction

Sotheby’s New York final jewelry auction of 2014 features a rainbow of different color diamonds.   We take a look at the Top 5 pieces that will be going under the hammer on Tuesday, December 9.

1.   An Impressive Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring

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With an expected price tag of over $2 million (CAD), this staggering 30.48-carat Fancy Vivid yellow diamond ring will be among the top lots of the auction.   The stone itself has a stunning cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut.

UPDATE:  Item did not sell

2.  A Fine Platinum, Fancy Intense Purplish Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring

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A lovely 3.07-carat emerald-cut Fancy Intense purplish pink diamond and flanked by two bullet-shaped diamonds weighing in at .45 carats.   Industry experts have the ring selling for between $1.2 and $1.4 million.

UPDATE:   Sold for $1.4 million

3.  An Impressive Fancy Deep Brown-Orange Ring

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The centrepiece of this ring is an unconventional looking marquise-shaped Fancy Deep brown-orange diamond weighing in at a substantial 50.34-carats.   The piece is expected to sell for just over $1 million.

UPDATE:   Item did not sell

4.  A Fine Platinum, Fancy Grayish Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring

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An amazing looking diamond ring, the focal point is a 3.02-carat Fancy Greyish Blue Diamond, the piece also features baguette, single, old mine and triangle-cut diamonds weighing just under a third of a carat.   The ring is expected to sell for between $736,000 and $963,000.

UPDATE:  The ring sold for an amazing $1.6 million!

5.  Platinum and Faint Pink Diamond Ring

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Expected to sell for between $566,000 and $793,000, this piece features a 10.54-carat marquise-shaped Faint pink diamond along with two kite-shaped near colorless diamonds weighing approximately 1.00 carat.

UPDATE:  Sold at almost a bargain rate of only $660,000.

The Color Diamonds of Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

Sotheby’s of Geneva will be holding their Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction on Wednesday, November 12 and, once again, colour diamonds will be front and center.

We take a look at the top 5 colour diamond pieces including a brilliant blue, some amazing yellows and a couple of stunning pinks.   All five should sell for at least a million dollars apiece.

1.  A Rare Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring

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Estimated to sell for as much as $3.3 million (CAD), this beautiful Cushion-Shaped Fancy Intense Blue diamond weighs in at 3.16 carats.

2.  Fancy Intense Purplish Pink Diamond Ring

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Another amazing color diamond ring, this one features a 4.53-carat Oval-Modified Brilliant Cut Purplish-Pink stone.   Industry experts believe it will sell for between $1.3 and $1.8 million!

3.  An Impressive Fancy Yellow Diamond Pendant

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From the Swiss jewelry company Gubelin, this pendant features a massive 55.19-carat Fancy Yellow diamond.   This piece could be the steal of the auction as estimates have it selling  between only $1.1 and $2.2 million!

4.  A Rare and Impressive Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

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Graff Diamonds biggest entry in the world of color diamonds at the auction is this Step-Cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond weighing 10.30 carats.  Estimates have it selling between $1 and $1.7 million.

5.  Attractive Light Pink Diamond Ring

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A Pear-Shaped Light Pink Diamond featuring white diamond shoulders is the final entry on the list.   The low-end estimate for the piece is $783,000 though, considering the rarity of pink diamonds, the sale price will probably end up closer to the top-end of the estimate $1.6 million.