Of beauty and brilliance: Rare 10-Carat Pink Diamond estimated to fetch $25 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction


I often wonder why diamonds aren’t included in the many Wonders of the world. If I was in charge of making that list one thing it would have mostly diamonds and secondly, it would surely feature this 10.64-carat fancy vivid purplish pink diamond. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale on October 7. This thing of beauty and brilliance will be seen in all its glory at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale on October 7. This internally flawless diamond is the top lot at the sale as it’s very rare; the flawless diamond is rare not just because of its grand colour (fancy vivid) but it’s rare in size and quality at the same time. Did you know only one percent of all pink diamonds graded by the Gemmological Institute of America is larger than 10 carats? The colour of the pink diamond as I mentioned above is fancy vivid which adds to it’s a rarity and fewer than four percent of all pink diamonds are considered ‘fancy vivid’ (the highest rating in the GIA fancy coloured diamond scale).

The auction house also gave out important information regarding the cut of this beautiful 10-carat pink diamond. This gem is polished as a radiant cut, with the outline of an emerald-cut diamond combined with the scintillation of a brilliant-cut diamond. It’s fantastic in every way and its estimate is $19.1 – $25.5 million.

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[Via:Forbes]