The auction house is not offering any details on why the fancy vivid pink stone was pulled from its upcoming “Magnificent Jewels” sale.
The Dec. 1 jewelry sale at Bonhams-owned Bruun Rasmussen will have several other pieces of royal jewelry on the block.
The S.S. Central America sank in 1857 off the coast of South Carolina, carrying tons of gold from the California Gold Rush.
It follows a few other notable fancy color diamonds at auction this fall, with mixed results.
The 5.53-carat fancy vivid blue diamond was the first of eight rare stones Sotheby’s will offer through 2023.
Estimated to sell for $25 million-$35 million, the 18.18-carat fancy vivid pink diamond went for $28.8 million.
Sotheby’s estimates the piece, pulled from the sunken Nuestra Señora de Atocha, could sell for $50,000-$70,000.
It features the jewels submitted to MJSA’s Responsibly Sourced Design Challenge.
“The Golden Canary” is one of the world’s largest polished diamonds, valued at more than $15 million.
“The De Beers Exceptional Blue Collection” will be sold across Sotheby’s jewelry auctions this year and through spring 2023.
More than 30 designers donated pieces to raise funds for the nonprofit’s work against mercury pollution.
Purchased by a collector in Florida, the 11.15-carat fancy vivid pink is the second most valuable jewel or gemstone ever sold at auction.
One of only four in existence, it more than doubled its pre-sale estimate at the Sotheby’s Paris auction.
The final hammer price blew the pre-sale estimate out of the water.
According to Christie’s, the auction is its most important single-owner watch collection ever.
The pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond will lead the Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction on Nov. 8.
Fine jewelry comprised three of the auction’s top 10 lots, though it could not top her director’s chair or scripts from “The Golden Girls.”
The auction house is celebrating 100 years since the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.
Toomey & Co. will keep its name but relocate from the Illinois suburb of Oak Park to Rago/Wright’s Chicago headquarters.
This Charles de Temple ring is believed to be the prototype for the wedding ring in the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”
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“The King” had the gold, tsavorite, and red garnet ring made prior to the filming of the 1970 MGM documentary of the same name.
Named the “Williamson Pink Star,” it is the second largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink ever to appear at auction.
Heritage Auctions is presenting the stone as part of its fall jewelry sale.