Phillips to Offer 6.21-Carat Vivid Pink Diamond

AuctionsApr 09, 2024

Phillips to Offer 6.21-Carat Vivid Pink Diamond

Colored gemstones and signed jewels are the focus of its upcoming Geneva sale.

6.21-carat fancy vivid pink diamond
A top lot in part two of Phillips’ Geneva Jewels Auction, this 6.21-carat fancy vivid pink diamond is estimated to sell for 9.5 million to 13.6 million CHF ($10.5 million to $15 million).
Geneva—A 6.21-carat fancy vivid pink diamond is the highlight of Phillips’ upcoming Geneva auction, and it’s estimated to sell for up to 13.6 million CHF ($15 million).

The pink diamond, pictured at the top of the article, will be offered alongside more than 100 other lots in “The Geneva Jewels Auction: Two,” which will be held May 13 at Hotel President Geneva.

With a strong saturation and very vivid hue, Phillips said, the pink diamond has a “flawless polish and symmetry … and exceptional purity and transparency.”

It is also classified as a Type IIa diamond, meaning it has no measurable nitrogen or boron impurities and, according to GIA, is chemically most pure.

From the property of a private collector, a 1.56-carat fancy red diamond is also a highlight of the upcoming sale and is estimated to sell up to 1.4 million CHF ($1.5 million).

Named “The Argyle Phoenix,” the diamond was sourced from the now-closed Argyle mines in Australia.

The Argyle Phoenix red diamond
“The Argyle Phoenix,” a red diamond, is expected to sell at Phillips next month for 910,000 to 1.4 million CHF ($1 million to 1.5 million).

Predominantly red diamonds, meaning ones with no secondary hue, are among the rarest of colored diamonds. GIA records show that, from 1957 to 1987, there was no mention of a GIA lab report issued for a diamond with “red” as the only descriptive term.

Its rarity is heightened by its brilliant cut, an uncommon cutting style for colored diamonds due to the amount of material lost, as the stones’ value leads cutters to prefer cuts that preserve weight. Another rare brilliant-cut colored diamond was the focus of Phillips’ recent Hong Kong sale.

The red diamond is accompanied by a GIA monograph, illustrating its rarity and quality.

From the same private collector, a 280.84-carat Colombian emerald named “The Amazon Queen,” is on offer. 

The Amazon Queen Colombian 280.84 carat emerald
At more than 280 carats, “The Amazon Queen” is one of the largest gem-quality emeralds to be offered at auction, Phillips said.

With minor oil, it is one of the largest gem-quality emeralds to appear at auction, Phillips said. 

Its pre-sale estimate is 1.4 million to 2.4 million CHF ($1.5 million to $2.6 million). 

Also featured from the private collection is a Harry Winston yellow diamond necklace featuring an 11.28-carat pear-shaped fancy intense yellow diamond, as well as a 2.26-carat fancy intense green diamond with VS1 clarity. 


Along with colored gemstones, the sale will showcase signed jewels from Cartier, JAR, Sterlé, Suzanne Belperron, Van Cleef & Arpels, and others. 

“As our jewels department experiences continued growth and expansion, we are proud to unveil these exquisite highlights in anticipation of our second jewels auction in Geneva this May. The Geneva Jewels Auction: Two promises an extraordinary array of treasures, led by the breathtaking 6.21-carat fancy vivid pink diamond ring,” said Benoît Repellin, Phillips’ worldwide head of jewelry.  

“With great excitement, we embark on our first season at the esteemed Hotel President Geneva, where we look forward to welcoming our community of clients and collectors to this wonderful new venue.” 

 Related stories will be right here … 

The Geneva sale will also feature a 27.27-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring estimated to sell for up to 1.8 million CHF ($2 million), as well as fancy intense yellow diamond ring weighing 16.06 carats. 

In colorless diamonds, Phillips will offer a pair of diamond earrings, each Type IIa, D color and weighing more than 10 carats, with a pre-sale estimate of 1.2 million to 1.6 million CHF ($1.3 million to $1.8 million).  

Also, an oval diamond ring weighing 10.08 carats is estimated to fetch up to 360,000 CHF ($400,000). 

Other colored gemstones will also appear at the sale.

A necklace featuring diamonds and Burmese rubies, all with no indications of heat, is estimated to go for 370,000 to 460,000 CHF ($400,000 to $600,000). 

Burmese ruby and diamond necklace
A Burmese ruby and diamond necklace

Also a top lot, a 9.01-carat unheated Mozambique ruby and diamond ring is estimated to fetch up to 270,000 CHF ($300,000). 

Additionally, a 5.03-carat no heat Burmese ruby and diamond ring with a pre-sale estimate of 115,000 to 140,000 CHF ($125,000 to $150,000) will be up for sale. 

A Harry Winston sapphire and diamond necklace featuring the brand’s iconic cluster design is also a highlight, estimated to sell for up to 240,000 CHF ($260,000).

Harry Winston sapphire necklace
A sapphire and diamond necklace by Harry Winston with a pre-sale estimate of 170,000 to 240,000 CHF ($180,000 to $260,000)

A pair of sapphire and diamond earrings, including a 15.04 carat unheated Burmese sapphire and a 13.03 carat unheated Ceylon sapphire, have a pre-sale estimate of 140,000 to 220,000 CHF ($150,000 to $240,000).

Also, a pair of Kashmir sapphire and diamond ear clips weighing 2.48 and 2.68 carats are estimated to sell for up to 90,000 CHF ($100,000).

A highlight of the signed jewels being offered, Cartier’s diamond, ruby and onyx “Panthère” necklace has a pre-sale estimate of 95,000 to 140,000 CHF ($100,000 to $150,000).

Cartier Panthère necklace
This Cartier diamond, ruby and onyx, “Panthère” necklace’s estimate is 95,000 to 140,000 CHF ($100,000 to $150,000).

Exemplifying the classic Panther design, Phillips said the necklace “encapsulates the timeless elegance and iconic style synonymous with Cartier.” 

A pair of chalcedony, pink opal, and diamond ear clips from JAR, along with a Sterlé diamond brooch from the 1960s, will be offered as well. 

Wrapping up the singed jewels highlights, pieces from Suzanne Belperron and Van Cleef & Arpels “capture the pinnacle of craftsmanship and timeless allure,” the auction house said.

Suzanne Belperron earclips
A pair of sapphire and emerald ear clips from Suzanne Belperron with a pre-sale estimate of 38,000 to 48,000 CHF ($40,000 to $50,000)

Additional top lots include a Suzanne Belperron chalcedony and pearl brooch, circa 1955, estimated to sell for up to 60,000 CHF ($65,000), as well as gold and diamond clip brooches, circa 1940, from Van Cleef & Arpels with a high-end estimate of 28,000 CHF ($30,000). 

Complementing the live auction, Phillips will present “Symbols, Colour and Form,” an additional jewels sale with offerings from Alix Dumas and Dyne.

“We are delighted to showcase Symbols, Colour and Form, a spring selling exhibition featuring contemporary jewels from Maison Alix Dumas and Dyne, highlighting the epitome of high-quality craftsmanship in modern design,” Repellin said.

Alix Dumas' sculptural designs exude movement and sensuality, Phillips said, drawing inspiration from diverse sources to infuse touch and texture into each piece. 

Included in the selling exhibition is Dumas’ “Fleur de Magnolia” diamond, spinel, and sapphire brooch, a piece that led to a win for its designer in the Couture Design Awards’ “Best in Haute Couture” category in 2023. 

Maison Alix Dumas Fleur de Magnolia
The diamond, spinel, and sapphire “Fleur de Magnolia” brooch by Alix Dumas

No estimates were available for any piece highlighted for the Symbols, Colour, and Form exhibition at the time this article was published.

Another highlight of the exhibition is Dumas’ spinel, tsavorite, and sapphire “Eclosion” ring.

From Dyne, Phillips will offer a peach gold and diamond “Cinnamon” ring and texturized band, a gold and emerald “Nemes” ear cuff, and a “Candy” ring.

Standout jewels from Symbols, Colour, and Form will go on an international preview tour alongside highlights from the Geneva Jewels Auction: Two before returning to Geneva for viewings May 8-13 and the exhibition, also at Hotel President. 

The lots were in New York earlier this month and will go on to be displayed in London from April 12-14, Taipei, Taiwan from April 20-21, and lastly, Singapore from April 26-28.

More information about the auction is available on Phillips website.  

Lauren McLemoreis the associate editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments.

The Latest

De Beers CEO Al Cook and Signet Jewelers CEO Gina Drosos
SourcingMay 24, 2024
Signet, De Beers Have a Plan to Promote Natural Diamonds

The two industry giants are working together on a new marketing campaign.

Stock image of a diamond engagement ring
SourcingMay 24, 2024
De Beers’ Sales Slide in Fourth Round of Sales This Year

The company sold $380 million in rough diamonds, compared with $479 million in the same period last year.

Tiffany Venetian glass bead ear clips
TrendsMay 23, 2024
State of Jewelry Design: 3 Themes That Will Shape the Next 5 Years

Color, storytelling, and the use of nonconventional materials are the signatures of today’s most innovative and influential designers.

1872 x 1052 Gemolite.jpg
Brought to you by
Meet Gemology’s Next Generation Microscope: GIA® Gemolite® NXT Professional Edition

GIA®’s most advanced microscope has new features to optimize greater precision and comfort.

Inoveo Platinum
MajorsMay 23, 2024
PGI to Debut New Platinum Alloy in Las Vegas

Inoveo Platinum will be distributed exclusively by Stuller in the U.S.

Weekly QuizMay 23, 2024
This Week’s Quiz
Test your jewelry news knowledge by answering these seven questions.
Take the Quiz
Alan Hart Headshot
MajorsMay 23, 2024
Gem-A CEO Alan Hart Resigns

He is stepping down in August after eight years as CEO.

Rose cut arch cabochons Columbia Gem House
SourcingMay 22, 2024
State of Colored Stones: Why the Market Is More Colorful Than Ever

As prices of “The Big Three” skyrocket, supply dwindles, and focus on sustainability grows, an age of open-mindedness is dawning.

Royal Chain gold chains
Brought to you by
Record Gold Prices Have Consumers Undeterred. Here’s Why.

Despite the rising prices, consumers continue to seek out the precious metal.

Pandora Essence jewelry
CollectionsMay 22, 2024
Pandora’s New Jewelry Collection Reimagines the Essentials

The “Pandora Essence” collection brings a contemporary and sculptural feel to staples like gold hoops and pearl necklaces.

Instore show 2024
Events & AwardsMay 22, 2024
InStore ‘Cram Day’ To Focus on Lab-Grown Diamond Education

The limited-seating learning event precedes its second annual trade show, which starts Aug. 11.

Swarovski New York City flagship
IndependentsMay 21, 2024
State of Retail: 4 Retail Design Trends for 2024

From lighter color palettes to the integration of AR, experts offer inspiration for jewelers in need of an aesthetic refresh.

Dame Shirley Bassey’s
AuctionsMay 21, 2024
Dame Shirley Bassey’s Diamonds Are Ready for Their Encore

Sotheby’s will auction jewelry belonging to the “Diamonds Are Forever” singer in Paris this October.

National Jeweler columnist Sherry Smith
ColumnistsMay 21, 2024
Successful Vendor Relationships: A Win-Win Approach

Sherry Smith shares tips for fostering successful vendor-retailer partnerships, from marketing investment to fast-seller replenishment.

Jennifer Herold, Independent Jewelers Organization vice president
IndependentsMay 21, 2024
Jennifer Herold Promoted to VP at IJO

Herold has been with the organization for 22 years and will continue in her current role of conference director.

Studs pop-up
MajorsMay 20, 2024
Studs Opens Luxury Piercing Pop-Up in NYC

“Fancy Studs” will feature revamped branding and a new lab-grown diamond fine jewelry collection.

Nivoda executive team at table
SourcingMay 20, 2024
2 Business-to-Business Platforms Secure Millions in Funding

Nivoda and Liquid Diamonds both have big plans for the new capital.

Stuller Packaging & Displays 2024-2025 catalog
MajorsMay 20, 2024
Stuller Issues New Packaging & Display Catalog

The 2024-2025 edition features new colors and styles, as well as storytelling elements.

Elephants wading in the Okavango Delta in Botswana
SourcingMay 20, 2024
State of the Diamond Industry: Botswana Beyond Diamonds

From moringa to ecotourism in the Okavango Delta, the country and its leaders are exploring how Botswana can diversify its economy.

Rough diamonds from De Beers
SourcingMay 20, 2024
Anglo American Confirms It Is Looking to Sell De Beers

The mining giant also wants to offload its platinum business as part of an overhaul designed to “unlock significant value.”

Buccellati jewelry
FinancialsMay 17, 2024
Richemont Appoints Van Cleef & Arpels’ Nicolas Bos as New CEO

The announcement coincided with its full-year results, with growth driven by its jewelry brands.

Watches of Switzerland Mall of America store
FinancialsMay 17, 2024
Watches of Switzerland’s Fiscal-Year Sales Flat

Looking ahead, the retailer said it sees “enormous potential” in Roberto Coin’s ability to boost its branded jewelry business.

My Next Question webinar series graphic
Recorded WebinarsMay 17, 2024
Watch: Preparing for Trade Show Success

Jewelry trade show veterans share strategies for engaging buyers, managing your time effectively, and packing the right shoes.

Cartier ring-tailed lemur brooch circa 1991
AuctionsMay 17, 2024
Piece of the Week: Cartier’s Ring-Tailed Lemur

This little guy’s name is Ricky and he just sold for more than $200,000 at Sotheby’s Geneva jewelry auction.

202.18 carat fancy intense yellow diamond The Yellow Rose
AuctionsMay 16, 2024
Christie’s Holds 2 Sales Despite Cyberattack

Though its website has been down for a week, Christie’s proceeded with its jewelry and watch auctions on May 13-14, bringing in nearly $80 million.

The Allnatt yellow diamond
AuctionsMay 16, 2024
Sotheby’s Withdraws 101-Carat Yellow Diamond from Auction

Despite the absence of “The Allnatt,” Sotheby’s Geneva jewelry auction totaled $34 million, with 90 percent of lots sold.

National Jeweler columnist Lilian Raji
ColumnistsMay 16, 2024
The PR Adviser: What the Designer Should’ve Done

Lilian Raji gives advice to designers on how to make the most of great publicity opportunities.

Mothae Diamond Mine Lesotho
SourcingMay 16, 2024
Lucapa to Shed Stake in Lesotho Diamond Mine

The mining company wants to divest its 70 percent holding in the Mothae Diamond Mine in an effort to streamline its portfolio.


This site uses cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing to use & browse this site, we assume you agree to our Privacy Policy