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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.

 

A Possible Record-Breaking Diamond Headlines Upcoming Auction

Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction is set for Tuesday, November 10 and the headliner is a stamp-sized pink diamond that could set a new record.   Here’s a look at that and four other stunners set to go under the hammer on that day.

1.  An Important Coloured Diamond Ring

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We wrote extensively about this stone in September.   It is a 16.08-carat Fancy Vivid pink diamond, the largest Fancy Vivid Pink ever sold at auction.  The pre-auction estimate for the diamond has been set for between $23 and $28 million (USD).   If it ends up selling for more than $33,768,000, it will break the record for the highest per-carat price for a pink diamond in history.

2.  An Important Coloured Diamond Pendant

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A massive 91.81-carat Fancy Vivid yellow cushion-shaped diamond features a pavé-set diamond loop at the top and is mounted in gold.   The pendant is expected to sell for between $3.9 and $4.9 million, an estimate that might be a little low considering the size of the stone.

3.  An Important Coloured Diamond Ring

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The centerpiece of this ring is a 21.52-carat Fancy brown-pink pear brilliant-cut diamond and includes baguette-cut diamond shoulders.   The estimates for this ring have been set at between $1.5 and $1.9 million.

4.  A Rare Coloured Diamond Ring

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The only blue diamond on our list, this is a Fancy dark bluish gray cushion-shaped diamond weighing in at 25.00 carats.   Driven by the rarity of the stone’s colour, the pre-auction estimate has been set for between $1.2 and $1.5 million.

5.  A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The final item on our list, a 9.28 carat Fancy Vivid yellow oval brilliant-cut diamond flanked by triangular-cut white diamond shoulders.

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.

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.

The First Big Jewelry Auction of 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Top 5 Color Diamonds of 2014

The 2014 auction season has once again proved the ongoing appeal and increasing value of Natural Fancy Color Diamonds.   These precious stones were the high point of every jewelry auction around the world and the bids were absolutely mind-boggling.

Here is a look at the Top 5 Color Diamonds sold at auction this year.

1.  The Zoe Diamond

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Part of the Mrs. Paul Mellon collection that was auctioned off by Sotheby’s in November, the Zoe Diamond sold for more than double the pre-sale estimate at $35.8 million (CAD).  That price set a new record for the largest sale of any blue diamond in auction history as well as setting the highest per-carat price for any diamond sold in auction history.

2.  The Winston Blue

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The world’s largest flawless vivid blue diamond headlined Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva in May and the results did not disappoint fans of rare jewels.  The blue stone, weighing in at 13.22 carats, sold for $26.4 million.  The sale was made to famed jeweller Harry Winston who renamed the diamond “The Winston Blue”.

3.  A Stunning 8.41-Carat Purple-Pink Diamond

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The star of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale in August was this 8.41-carat Fancy Purple Pink Diamond ring.   The pear-shaped stone sold significantly over the pre-auction estimate with the final bid reaching $19.8 million.

4.  A Pair of Fancy Vivid Blue and Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ear Pendants

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Designed by Bulgari, these amazing pendants feature a 6.95-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond and a 6.79-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond.   They were part of Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction in November and sold for $18.6 million.

5.  The Graff Vivid Yellow Diamond

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Rounding out the list was a massive cushion-cut, modified brilliant yellow diamond weighing in at 100.09 carats.   Selling for $17.8 million diamonds at Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in May, it set a new auction record for yellow diamonds.

 

Christie’s Million Dollar Magnificent Jewels

New York auction house Christie’s will be hosting their final jewelry auction of 2014 with their Magnificent Jewels auction on Wednesday, December 10.   Here’s a look at 5 color diamonds that are estimated to sell for over a million dollars at the sale.

1.  A Rare Colored Diamond & Diamond Ring

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The largest color diamond of the sale, this ring features a massive 21.30-carat oval-cut Fancy Light pink diamond set within a single-cut diamond surround.   The high-end of the pre-auction estimate is set at a jaw-dropping $6.9 million (CAD)!

UPDATE:  The ring sold for just above the low end of the pre-auction estimate at $4.9 million

2.  A Spectacular Suite of Colored Diamond and Diamond Jewelrya_spectacular_suite_of_colored_diamond_and_diamond_jewelry_by_jahan_d5859607h-1

Designed by Middle East jeweler Jahan, this set includes a necklace, bracelet, ear pendants and a ring.   These stunning pieces include too many color diamonds to mention and are expected to sell for between $4 million and $5.7 million.

UPDATE:   Sold for $5.3 million

3.  A Colored Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The lovely ring features a modified cut-cornered rectangular-cut Fancy blue diamond weighing in at 5.70 carats.  The stone is flanked by two tapered baguette-cut white diamonds.  Experts at the auction house have set the sale estimates at between $1.7 million and $2.9 million.

UPDATE:  Sold for $2.4 million

4.  A Rare Unmounted Colored Diamond

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From the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia, this stone is a rare red diamond weighing in at 1.42 carats.   The diamond, the third largest red diamond ever put up for auction, is a modified oval-cut fancy red and it is expected to sell for between $1.7 million and $2.9 million.

UPDATE:  Item sold for $2.5 million.

5.  An Important Colored Diamond Ring

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This diamond ring’s centrepiece is a 14.28-carat marquise-cut fancy brownish pink diamond and mounted on white gold.   The pre-auction estimates have the piece selling for between $1.1 million and $2.3 million.

UPDATE:  Sold for $2.4 million