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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.


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.

Our Most Popular Blogs of 2014

Thanks to everyone who read any of our blog posts over the past year.  2014 was an amazing year in the world of color diamonds.  Writing a blog focused on these precious stones is one of the favourite things we do here at Ouroboro Diamonds of Rare Color.    In case you missed any of our blog posts from 2014, here’s a look at five of our most popular from the last year.

“Excuse Me Bartender, There Is A Diamond In My Drink”

In October, we were surprised to learn that some of the world’s most fancy bars offered drinks that included actual jewelry.   We provided an overview of the priciest of these amazing cocktails.

Top 10 Most Famous Heart Shaped Diamonds

For Valentine’s Day, we detailed the most famous heart-shaped diamonds.   Yep, we are romantic like that.

The Four Diamond Types – Explained

Even for the most ardent diamond fans, the designation of Type I or Type II can be confusing.   We broke down what these actually mean and why 98% of all diamonds actually fall into one of the two types.

Bracing For The “Lesotho Pink Storm”

In January 2014, we previewed a 36.06 carat pink diamond called the “Lesotho Pink Storm” as it was set to be tendered by Fusion/Hennig later that month.

Colour Diamond “Man-Gagement Rings”

“Man”-gagement rings become an actual thing in 2014 and we looked at some of the most popular of these items from around the world.

Yellow Diamonds Set To Blaze At Bonham’s Auction




In one of the final Magnificent Jewelry auctions of 2014, Bonham’s of London will have some beautiful yellow gems up for sale on Thursday, December 4.   Here’s a look at the 5 most impressive ones on the docket.

1.  A Fancy-Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring


Designed by Cartier, this ring features a 6.03-carat cushion-shaped Fancy Intense yellow diamond with graduated rows of baguette-cut white diamonds, within a border of pavé-set brilliant-cut white diamonds.   The ring is expected to sell for between $140 and $180,000 (CAD).

UPDATE:  Did not sell

2.  A Fancy Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring



Mounted by famed British jewelry designer Theo Fennell, this ring features a 5.00-carat radiant-cut Fancy Light yellow diamond with white diamond shoulders.   The piece is expected to sell for between $45,000 and $62,000.

UPDATE:  Did not sell

3.  A Fancy-Coloured Diamond Single-Stone Ring


A stunning Fancy Deep Yellow diamond ring with the stone weighing in at 5.05 carats.   Pre-auction estimates have it selling for between $45,000 and $54,000.

UPDATE:  Sold for $58,103.

4.  An Unmounted Fancy-Coloured Diamond


The largest loose colour stone scheduled to go under the hammer is this 6.35-carat Fancy Intense Yellow Brown diamond.   The marquise-cut stone is estimated to sell for between $45,000 and $54,000.

UPDATE:  The stone sold for $64,707.

5.  A Fancy-Coloured Diamond Single Stone Ring


Possibly the best “deal” on this list, this ring features a modern cushion-shaped Fancy Brownish Greenish Yellow diamond weighing in at 7.50 carats.   The stone is set between scrolling old brilliant and single-cut diamond shoulders.   Industry experts set the low-end estimate at $32,000.

UPDATE:  Did not sell