Christie’s to Auction 10.09 Carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond

Christie’s announced it will offer a 10.09 Fancy Vivid
purplish-pink diamond as the highlight of its Magnificent Jewels sale in New
York April 12.

The diamond is estimated at $12 million to $15 million.

Photo courtesy of Christie’s

In the last 15 months, four
have fetched more than $1 million per carat at auction, including The
Vivid Pink
, a 5 carat cushion-cut diamond that sold for more than $2.1
million per carat at Christie’s Hong Kong in December 2009—a record per-carat price for any diamond sold at auction.

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