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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


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


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


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


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.



A Stunning Yellow Diamond Headlines Important Jewels Auction

Christie’s kicks off the fall auction season with the Important Jewels sale October 20 in New York City.   Here’s a look at the Top 5 Color Diamonds from the sale.

  1.  A Magnificent Colored Diamond


We wrote about this piece in length in a blog post written last month.   Put simply, this stone is a 75.56-carat Fancy Vivid yellow diamond and is expected to sell for between $3 and $4 million (USD).

2.  A Colored Diamond and Diamond Pendant Necklace


The focal point of the only necklace to make our list is a 36.23-carat pear-shaped brilliant-cut fancy brownish yellow diamond.   The stone features a white diamond surround and is suspended with a fine-link neck chain featuring a heart-shaped diamond and two circular-cut diamonds.   The piece is expected to sell for between $350,000 and $450,000.

3.  A Colored Diamond and Diamond Ring


A cut-cornered rectangular step-cut Fancy Dark yellow-brown diamond weighing in at 23.30 carats is the highlight of this stunning ring.   This main stone is flanked by a pair of trapezoid-cut white diamonds.  Pre-auction estimates for the ring have been set at between $250,000 and $300,000.

4.  A Colored Diamond and Diamond Ring


This amazing ring features a main stone that is a pear-shaped modified brilliant-cut Fancy Intense yellowish green diamond.   The diamond, which weighs in at 7.11 carats also features a circular-cut pink diamond surround.   The estimate for the ring is between $250,000 and $350,000.

5.  An Important Colored Diamond Line Bracelet


The only bracelet to make our list, this piece was designed by famed jeweler Tiffany & Co.   The piece is set with 22 square-cut yellow diamonds, weighing between 2.01 and 2.14 carats each.   The pre-auction estimate for the bracelet has been set between $200,000 and $300,000.

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


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


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


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


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


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.

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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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.


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.


A Trio of Color Diamonds Up For Auction Wednesday

Sotheby’s of London is having their first jewelry auction of the spring and for color diamond fans, there are three pieces that are sure to catch their eye on Wednesday, March 18.

1.  Black Diamond and Diamond Ring


A 58.85-carat black diamond is the centrepiece of this ring, the stone is surrounded by a pave-set brilliant-cut black diamonds and white diamonds.   The ring is expected to sell for between $56,000 and $74,000 (CAD).

2.  Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring


A 3.04-carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond is the focal point of this ring with brilliant cut white diamonds surround.   Estimates have the ring selling for between $46,000 and $65,000 at Wednesday’s auction.

3.  Fancy Dark Greenish Grey Diamond Ring


A hefty 7.06-carat Fancy Dark Greenish Grey diamond is the centrepiece of a stunning ring which is the third colour diamond up for auction Wednesday.  The piece is expected to sell for between $16,000 and $24,000.