Big Purple-Pink Fails to Sell at Christie’s

A much-hyped 10.09 ct. Fancy Vivid purplish-pink diamond, that was expected to sell for $12 million to $15 million, failed to sell at the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Sale in New York April 12.

10.09-ct. Fancy Vivid purplish-pink diamond

“While we were disappointed that the 10-carat purple-pink diamond did not find a buyer, top-quality white, blue, pink, and yellow diamonds fared well,” Rahul Kadakia, head of jewelry for Christie’s Americas, said in a statement.

A cut-cornered rectangular-cut D IF 37.16 ct. diamond was the auction’s top sale, garnering $4.4 million, or $120,000 per carat.

37.16 ct. diamond that sold for $4.4 million 

A square emerald-cut Fancy Vivid Blue IF 3.25-ct. diamond sold for $1.1
million per carat or $3.6 million.


3.25 carat Fancy Vivid blue
diamond, estimated $2–3
million (photos courtesy of Christie’s)

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