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Color Diamonds Light Up Christmas For Christie’s

The final major jewelry auction of 2015 is ready to go on December 10 by Christie’s in New York and some stunning color diamonds are set to go under the hammer.

1.  A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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A massive 30.48-carat Fancy Vivid yellow diamond headlines this stunning ring and is flanked by tapered, baguette-cut white diamonds.   Pre-auction estimates for the ring have been set for between $1.4 and $1.8 million (USD).

2.  A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The diamond only weighs in at 3.74 carats but it is a stunning Fancy Vivid purplish pink set with  tapered baguette-cut white diamond on either side.   The piece is expected to sell for between $1.3 and $1.5 million.

3.  A Diamond and Coloured Diamond Pendant Necklace

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The only necklace on our list, the piece features an 18.88-carat modified heart-shaped white diamond, with a circular-cut pink diamond and white diamond surround, as well as a pear and circular-cut diamond surmount to the fine link chain, enhanced by two circular-cut diamonds.   This fantastically intricate piece is expected to sell for between $1.25 and $1.75 million.

4.  A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The star of this piece is a pear brilliant-cut fancy gray-blue diamond, weighing in at 19.97 carats, trimmed with circular-cut diamonds and set within an undulating tapered baguette-cut diamond surround.   This final ring on our list has a pre-auction estimate of between $1 and $1.5 million.

5.  A Pair of Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ear Pendants

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The high-end estimate for this piece is $1 million, not surprising considering the earrings feature a Fancy yellow pear brilliant and a pear modified brilliant-cut yellow diamond, weighing 15.10 and 14.86 carats respectively.

 

 

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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.

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.

Sparking Diamonds in Geneva

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction is set for Geneva on Wednesday, May 13 and a number of sparking diamonds are expected to sell at high prices.

A Magnificent Coloured Diamond Ring

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A ring centred by a 5.18-carat Fancy Vivid pink rectangular cut diamond within an oval-shaped white diamond surround.   The piece is mounted in gold and is expected to sell for between $12.3 and $16.2 million.

A Coloured Diamond Ring

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An old world style of jewelry, this ring is set with a Fancy purplish-pink rectangular-cut diamond weighing in at 7.47 carats with a pave-set coloured diamond frame.   Industry experts believe the piece will sell for between $2.6 and $3.9 million.

A Magnificent Coloured Diamond and Natural Pear Necklace, by Cartier

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Designed by famed jeweler Cartier,  the piece features three graduated rows of natural pink pearls.   The focal point of the piece is a pear-shaped Fancy brown-pink 11.76-carat diamond suspended from a brilliant-cut Fancy Light blue 1.02-carat diamond.  The piece is expected to sell for between $2.6 and $3.2 million.

An Important Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Set to sell for between $1.7 and $2.3 million, this gold-set diamond ring features a 17.05-carat Fancy Vivid yellow cushion-shaped diamond and pave-set white diamond shoulders.

A Coloured Diamond Ring, by Leviev

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World-renowned jeweler Leviev designed this stunning ring features a 7.13-carat Fancy Vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond and tapered baguette-cut white diamond shoulders.   The piece is expected to sell for between $1.2 and $1.6 million.

Superb Diamonds To Light Up Christie’s Auction

Christie’s is holding their first jewelry auction for the spring of 2015 and some spectacular diamonds are set to go under the hammer.   The “Magnificent Jewels” auction is set for Tuesday, April 14 and there are some stones that are expected to sell in the multi-million dollar range!

1.  An Impressive Diamond Ring

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This massive 80.73-carat diamond is expected to sell for as high as $6.3 million (CAD).  The white stone set on a platinum ring is GIA-certified and has an impressive cushion-cut appearance.

Did not sell

2.  A Superb Color Diamond and Diamond Ring

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This ring’s focal point is a 5.29-carat cut-cornered rectangular-cut Fancy Intense purplish pink diamond.   The stone is flanked on either side by half moon-cut white diamonds.   The pre-sale estimates range between $4.4 and $6.3 million.

Sold for $7.2 million

3.  A Diamond Pendant, by Graff

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A stunning white diamond set by famed jeweller Graff Diamonds, this pear-shaped stone weighs in at 25.49 carats.   Set on platinum, the piece is expected to sell for between $3.4 and $4.4 million.

Sold for $4.3 million

4.  A Rare Color Diamond Ring

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Mounted on 18k gold, this piece features a lovely 5.04-carat circular-cut fancy gray-blue diamond.   GIA-certified, this ring is expected to sell for between $2.2 and $3.2 million.

Sold for $2.9 million

5.  An Important Color Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The only other color diamond expected to sell in the millions is this ring featuring an oval-cut fancy purplish pink diamond, weighing 6.57 carats.   The piece features tapered baguette-cut diamond flanking either side of the main stone.   Sale price could be between $1.5 and $1.9 million.

Sold for $1.5 million

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.

Millions of Dollars in Color Diamonds At Auction in October

As temperatures drop, the autumn auction season is starting to heat up.   Next on the schedule of diamond auctions is the annual Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction by Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

The auction features more than 30 color diamond pieces, so we decided to look at the five most impressive ones.

1.  Superb and Highly Important Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring

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The cream of the crop at the October auction, this ring features an 8.41-carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond.   Early estimates have the piece selling for almost $17 million (CAD).

Post Auction Update – Sold for $19,823,873.   A new auction record for that color of diamond.

2.  Fine Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring

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Centred by an emerald-cut Fancy Vivid Blue diamond weighing in at 3.32 carats, the ring also features white diamond shoulders weighing a total of 2.0 carats.   The piece is estimated to sell between $3.7 and $4.8 million.

Post Auction Update – Sold for $5,975,342

3.  Impressive Fancy Deep Brown-Orange Diamond with Diamond Necklace

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A breathtaking piece of jewelry by Cartier, the focal point is a pear-shaped Fancy Deep Brown-Orange diamond pendant weighing a 100.26 carats.   The necklace itself is set with approximately 98.00 carats of white diamonds ranging from brilliant cut to marquise-shaped.   The piece is expected to sell for between $2.7 and $3.4 million.

Post Auction Update – Did not sell

4.  Fancy Blue Diamond and Pink Diamond Ring

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This is an absolutely dazzling ring with a heart-shaped Fancy Blue diamond weighing 7.02 carats at the venter.  Flanking the stone are 3.60 carats of pink and blue diamonds ranging from brilliant-cut to marquise-shaped.   The piece is estimated to sell for between $1.7 and $2.1 million.

Post Auction Update – Sold for $2,835,268

5.  Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Necklace

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Estimated to sell for between $1.7 and $2.0 million, this spectacular necklace features a Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond pendant weighing in at 25.16 carats.  Suspending that stone is a cushion-shaped 3.03-carat white diamond while the chain itself is set with 51.24-carats of brilliant-cut white diamonds.

Post Auction Update – Did not sell