The D-color, internally flawless, Type IIa stone will be offered without reserve.
The fancy vivid blue diamond topped the Sotheby’s Geneva “Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels” sale.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas wore the 11.16-carat pear-shaped blue diamond to the event.
Awaiting a name, the rare gem is one of the largest pink diamonds ever recovered.
Sotheby’s will auction the diamond, which it says is “arguably the most significant pink diamond to ever appear at auction,” in June.
A column detailing how independent jewelers did last year and the top watch brands of 2022 were among the most-read stories last week.
Purchased directly from Rio Tinto, the collection consists of pinks, purples and one red, none larger than 1.52 carats.
It says a lot about millennial and Gen-Z consumer attitudes, writes Senior Editor Ashley Davis.
This 10.67-carat diamond, graded a natural fancy gray by two major labs, was part of Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale last week.
It’s believed to be part of a $90 million scheme perpetrated by a man who billed himself as a psychic online.
In addition, a 2.08-carat blue diamond did not find a buyer while a 3.24-carat blue from the same collection was pulled from the sale.
After a 13-carat pink diamond was pulled ahead of the sale, blue and colorless diamonds reigned supreme.
Said to be the largest pink diamond found in hundreds of years, “The Lulo Rose” was sold for an undisclosed sum.
The auction house is not offering any details on why the fancy vivid pink stone was pulled from its upcoming “Magnificent Jewels” sale.
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.
L.J. West Diamonds has collaborated with the Melbourne Museum to mount an exhibition of the rarest stones from the now-closed Argyle mine.
It’s the largest pink diamond found at the Lesotho mine to date, according to Storm Mountain Diamonds.
“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.
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.
Arctic Canadian unearthed a 71-carat yellow diamond, while Mountain Province reported discovering a nearly 152-carat stone at Gahcho Kué.
The final hammer price blew the pre-sale estimate out of the water.
The pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond will lead the Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction on Nov. 8.