Alrosa will auction off an 11 ct. fancy deep purple-pink diamond (pictured above), as well as 249 other rare fancy colored diamonds, at the upcoming Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair this month.
According to Alrosa, this gem is the largest purplish-pink diamond ever graded by the GIA lab.
“A mysterious yet feminine color, this 11.06 carat natural fancy deep purple-pink cushion is an even and saturated blend of pink and purple with the diamond appearing grape purple at first glance,” said a statement from the Russian diamond miner. “The deep intensity is extremely rare and valuable, resulting in the diamond’s strong dark color.”]
The company said it’s too early to provide an estimate on the stones, all of which were found in Russia.
The auction, which will take place online following a viewing, will feature a total of 250 fancy colored diamonds, including two other “hero” fancy colored stones: a 15.11 ct. fancy vivid orangey yellow, and an 11.19 ct. cushion-cut fancy vivid yellow.
The Russian diamond miner’s deputy CEO Yury Okoemov said in a statement that the collection took more than a year to prepare and was “created by skillful professionals who put heart into their work, keep the traditions, and know what a real ‘Russian cut’ is.”
Alrosa’s director of sales Evgeny Agureev told JCK this summer that the miner, which is continuing to pursuing downstream initiatives, sees “a big opportunity” in fancy colored diamonds.
Also at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem fair, Alrosa is putting on a seminar in conjunction with the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) Asia, entitled “How the World of Natural Color Diamonds Continues to Evolve.” The seminar, moderated by moderated by Avi Kravitz, senior analyst and news editor at Rapaport Group, will take place on Sept. 13, 2–3:30 p.m., in meeting room 201A at the AsiaWorld-Expo.
Anyone who wishes to attend can register here.
(Images courtesy of Alrosa)