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Although the Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink, Round Diamond ring sold in 2013 was over three times smaller than the 1.60ct round Vivid pink in 2000, it still showed an outstanding 238% price increase! Needless to say, if the ring was a similar size to the 1.60ct, the price appreciation would have been far more dramatic!
Knowing what is on the market, the estimated prices, and the prices realized will help you make an educated decision when it comes to making your own purchases. Here is a look at a handful of some of the most noteworthy diamonds set to be sold at auction or already sold in 2013.
The latest news in the Blue diamond world is the sale of a 5.3-carat Fancy Deep Blue diamond, which managed to fetch an astonishing $9.6 million. This extraordinary sum translates into $1.8 million per carat, placing it as the blue diamond with the highest price tag per carat ever to have been sold.
The 34.65-carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond was sold for a fantastic $39,323,750 ($1,135,000 per carat), which is the most expensive diamond ever sold at Christie’s auction house
The only thing better than a hugue stunning Pink Diamond of approximately 34.65-carats, is learning that it is up for auction at Christie’s this month! During a day-long auction with up to almost 300 jewels, on April 16th, 2013 the Princie Diamond may find a new home.
It is always exciting when there is an upcoming auction showcasing magnificent jewels, including Fancy Color Diamonds and Fancy Color Diamond jewelry. However, when there is an event that is planning on displaying some of the most unbelievable Color Diamond pieces to be exhibited, the excitement and anticipation is just magnified.
Countless memorable and unique color diamonds have come through the doors of Leibish & Co. and have been sold to many content buyers. However, the Leibish Pink Promise, a 2.02-carat Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink Diamond is in a league of its own.
Whether looking at important stones that were sold at auction or the more affordable diamonds traded everyday in the market the prices paid have shown such impressive results that colored diamonds have begun attracting a lot of attention as investment opportunities.
Needless to say, the results for the fancy colored diamond jewelry pieces auctioned off in Sotheby's Magnificent Jewelry Sale in December 2012 were out of this world as the prices paid for these colored diamonds continue to demonstrate the investment potential that colored diamonds hold.
In the recent Fine Jewels and Jadeite Inaugural Sale in Hong Kong, held on November 25th, the prize for the item that stole the show with its magnifigance and beauty went to the spectacular pear-shaped blue and pink diamond ring.
With an estimated value of USD13 million, the pieces belong to Evelyn and Estee Lauder, respectively the wife and mother of Leonard Lauder, the senior Estee Lauder cosmetics executive who contacted Sotheby’s about the pieces.
there is no surprise that the 10.48 carat, flawless, Fancy Deep Blue, Briolette-cut diamond attracted so much attention at Sotheby's Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels. This stunning and extremely rare diamond sold to Laurence Graff for a whopping USD$10,860,146 (USD$1.04 million per carat).
Aside from exquisite beauty, what makes Fancy Color Diamonds so incredibly unique is how rare these precious gems actually are. There are a small number of diamond mines throughout the world that are known for the unique colors they manage to produce.
The rarer and more expensive diamonds are auctioned off at exclusive and high-end auction houses and sales around the world. Here are some of the most expensive diamonds ever sold at auction..
Colored diamonds continue to be taking the auction world by storm, as many pieces again recently sold for surprising prices at auctions including the Christie’s Important Jewels Sale at the Rockefeller Plaza, New York, this past June
Though it was estimated to fetch an impressive $8 million, the famous Martian Pink diamond, a rare round pink diamond, surpassed all expectations by selling for a mind-boggling $17.4 million.
Jackson bid $45,000 on the “Boreal” necklace; a jewelry piece made with 11.7-carats of white diamonds and 18K rose-gold, and won!
After an 8-minute bidding war, the large diamond sold to an anonymous phone bidder who paid nearly five times the pre-sale estimate of $2 million to $4 million. The winning bid was $9.7 million.
Some amazing pieces were auctioned, such as the white and pink diamond Camellia flower bracelet, which was estimated at $500,000-700,000. However, the most expensive piece sold was the Chaumet 32-carat cushion-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring, which brought in total of $6.7 million.
One of the great things about champagne colored diamonds is that due to their abundance in nature and the fact that the demand is less than others, the prices are rather appealing. Even for the rarer color combinations in a higher clarity grade stone is often quite competitively priced
The upcoming event, which will be held on May 16th at the Four Seasons Hotel des Borgues, is scheduled to hold 340 lots estimated to rake in over $50 million.
The Beau Sancy is one of the world’s oldest, most beautiful and most coveted diamonds. Though the gem was owned privately until now, it will soon be auctioned, giving anyone the chance to be the jewel’s next owner. It is estimated to bring in approximately $4 million.
The star of the auction, responsible for over 20% of the auction proceeds, was the 9.0 carat (Huguette) Clark Pink diamond which sold for USD15,762,500, far exceeding its USD6,000,000 – USD8,000,000 estimate.
The highlight of the sale will be the selection of JAR jewelry, which Safra had designed exclusively for her by the designer, between the 1980s and the 2000s. This makes the Safra collection the largest private JAR collection to be auctioned.
This 12-carat, round-shape, fancy intense pink diamond, which possesses both of these traits, will be auctioned at Christie�s in Hong Kong on May 29th.
One of the most spectacular pieces that Clark left behind is the rare 9-carat pink cushion-cut diamond ring, dating back to 1910. It is believed that her mother gave her the ring. This latest jewel set to go on sale may go for as much as $15 million.
Melissa McCarthy from the sitcom Mike & Molly dazzled in a pair of black and white diamond chandelier earrings in a platinum setting and boasted a matching cocktail ring at the SAG awards, 2012.
A grand selection of some of the finest colored jewels will be on display at Sotheby’s Hong Kong including extremely rare blue, pink, and yellow diamonds on April 3rd, 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Currency debasement around the world has led to the “smart money” seeking hard assets – assets which cannot be created by a printing press or the tap of a keyboard; and it is well known that both literally and figuratively, there are not many assets harder than diamonds.
The cheers and applause that accompany some fancy colored diamond auctions in the world's largest auction houses have been evident over the past few years for fancy color diamonds as records have been set and broken on an almost annual basis.
The jewelry component of the auction was anticipated to bring proceeds of USD 30 million. Instead, the princely sum of USD 116 million was raised – a new world record for one night of auction receipts.
The decision was made to re-polish one of the stones won in the 2011 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender. The stone, originally a 1.71-carat, Fancy Intense Purplish Pink, Radiant, is now an amazing 1.68-carat, Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink, Radiant.
15th November, 2011, Sotheby’s Geneva, 110.3 carats Fancy Vivid Yellow Pear shape that goes by the moniker of the Sun Drop Diamond was for old USD 12.36 million.
Recent diamond auctions at Sotheby’s, Christies, Bonham’s and others are further proof of the resilience of fancy color diamond prices, with record auction prices achieved for perennial top performing colors.
Two pieces of contrasting style but comparable beauty sold at the Sotheby’s New York Important Jewels Auction held on the 20th September, 2011.
A fifty year old blue diamond ring commissioned from Bulgari in the 1960’s, that has never been sold at auction, is scheduled for auction at Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale in London on September 21, 2011. With an estimate of USD960,000 to USD1.28 million
London-based, Uzbek-born billionaire Lev Leviev purchased an 11-carat fancy intense pink diamond for approximately $10.9 million including buyer’s premium – the third highest amount ever paid for a pink diamond.
The Wittelsbach was a 35.56 carat Fancy Deep Grayish Blue VS2 diamond, cut with an unusual pattern of 82 facets and was re-cut by Graff to a 31.06 carats Fancy Deep Blue IF.
Christie's - New York Jewels auction held on 7 December, 2010 ,the star of the show was a 6.89 carat rectangular-cut fancy vivid purple-pink diamond. The stone was the top lot, selling for USD6,914,500 or USD1 million per carat.
Picture the scene: November 16, a packed Sotheby's Geneva auction room, and an air of anticipation. All it took was four bidders, a world renowned diamond connosieur, an exceptionally rare stone, and almost USD46.1 million to set pulses racing and records breaking. The price equated to $1.86 million per carat
Fashion icon, Barbie, wearing a black strapless evening dress with a choker featuring a one-carat square-cut pink diamond sold at Christie's in New York for $302,500 to an anonymous bidder.
"At 40.5 million Francs, the world record price for a jewel sold at auction…. Selling it... Sold," cried the auctioneer, to great applause as he brought down the hammer.
An exquisite 5.00 ct Fancy Vivid Pink GIA VS1 was sold at Christie's Hong Kong auction at a record price of US $10,828,889
On Tuesday, May 18, 2009, Sotheby's made history by selling a 7.03 ct flawless, vivid blue diamond for an astounding US $9.49 million. It was a cushion shaped diamond mounted in a platinum ring.
A South African firm acting for a leading London jeweler, Moussaieff, has bought an extremely rare 39.19 carat rough blue diamond for $8.8 million, Reuters reported.
London jeweler Laurence Graff bought a rare 3.73 carat fancy vivid blue diamond, mounted in a platinum ring, at Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels, Noble Jewels and Jewels from the Collection of Lily Marinho” auction last week for CHF5.201 million ($4.961 million).
The Donnersmarck diamonds, While these fancy yellow diamonds were estimated at $1.5-2 million, The first one, a baguette polished fancy yellow diamond weighing 102.54 carats, was sold for $3.246 million. The second fancy yellow, a tear drop polished diamond weighing 82.48, was sold for $4.666 million