Bubble Gum Pink Diamond Will Lead the Christie’s Sale

A 3.44 ct. fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond (pictured)—which has been dubbed the Bubble Gum Pink—will lead the Christie’s May 28 Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction.

The ring, by jewelry design house Moussaieff, carries a $6 million–$8 million estimate.

And for those who prefer diamonds in darker colors, also on offer is a 3.01 ct. fancy vivid blue VS1 diamond, which carries a $4.7 million–$7 million estimate.

fancy vivid blue
The ring features a step-cut 3.01 ct. fancy vivid blue diamond flanked by heart-shape brilliant-cut fancy intense purple-pink diamonds.

The auction will also be highlighted by a pair of emerald earrings, the Grand Muzos. Weighing 23.34 and 23.18 cts., the Grand Muzos come from the area of Colombia celebrated for producing the world’s finest emeralds. They carry a $3.8 million–$6.5 million estimate.

The earrings are both oil- and resin-free, so their color and clarity is completely natural, the auction house said. Their clarity is high, it added.

Grand Muzos
The Grand Muzos are a rare pair of oil-free Colombian emeralds.

Also being offered at the Hong Kong sale: a jadeite bead necklace (which carries a $2 million–3 million estimate)l a jadeite cabochon ring (estimate: $580,000–$800,000) and a Bulgari diamond necklace highlighted by an 11.69 ct. flawless/internally flawless diamond and 1.02 ct. fancy vivid green-blue diamond (estimate: $1.6 million–$2.3 million).

“It is our privilege this season to be offering a cross section of the finest diamonds, jewels, and signed pieces to our esteemed collectors,” said Vickie Sek, chairman of Christie’s Jewellery Asia, in a statement. “Striking centerpieces of Christie’s spring sales include both fancy vivid blue and pink diamonds, as well as one of the finest emeralds ever to come to auction. This collection of some of the most prized gems is bound to draw strong interest from collectors around the world as they [look] for pieces of dazzling splendor and unmatched rarity.”

Sek was named chairman of the Christie’s Asia jewelry department last year.

(Images courtesy of Christie’s)

JCK News Director