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This Rare Colored Diamond Could Sell for $6 Million at Christie’s


While it’s not the largest stone (at 8.82 cts.) in Christie’s April 13 Magnificent Jewels sale—there’s also a 51.28 ct. round brilliant-cut diamond, an internally flawless 21.05 ct. diamond ring, a 13.91 ct. Tiffany & Co. diamond ring, and many more—it’s certainly the most significant. 

The Fuchsia Rose diamond
The Fuchsia Rose ring (also shown at top) in platinum with 8.82 ct. fancy intense purple-pink pear-modified brilliant-cut diamond and 1.22 cts. t.w. pear-modified brilliant-cut diamonds, estimate $4,000,000–$6,000,000

Expected to fetch anywhere between $4 million and $6 million, the Fuchsia Rose ring features a potentially internally flawless fancy intense purple-pink diamond centered between two brilliant-cut diamonds. For an indication of the rarity and value of the stone, the Sakura, a similar (but much larger at 15.81 cts.) purple-pink diamond went for $29.3 million at the Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale last May, becoming the most expensive diamond of its kind ever to be auctioned.

Fancy blue diamond
Ring in platinum and 18k white gold with 11.63 ct. fancy blue cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut diamond, and shield-shape diamonds, estimate $2,500,000–$3,500,000

It’s not the only showpiece in the sale, however. There’s also an 11.63 ct. fancy blue diamond ring in platinum flanked by diamonds that’s expected to go for anywhere between $2.5 million and $3.5 million. Another notable colored diamond in the auction is a fancy vivid yellow diamond ring (shown below) expected to achieve a hammer price between $1 million and $1.5 million.

Fancy vivid yellow diamond
A ring in platinum and yellow gold with 15.31 ct. fancy vivid yellow square emerald-cut diamond, estimate $1,000,000-$1,500,000

Aside from these colored rarities, the catalog also includes plenty of exceptional colorless stones—like the ring with a 51.28 ct. round brilliant-cut diamond (estimate: $1.3 million–$1.8 million) and the ring with a 21.05 ct. internally flawless diamond (estimate: $1.4 million–$2.4 million), and plenty of others. Beyond rings, the auction also includes antique jewels from houses such as Tiffany & Co., as well as signed pieces from ​​Bulgari, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

The Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction starts at 10:30 a.m. ET on April 13.

(Photos courtesy of Christie’s Images LTD. 2022)

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By: Annie Davidson Watson

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