Christie's Sells Largest Ever Fancy Vivid Green Diamond for $17M, or $3.34M per ct

31/05/2016 16:03

The largest ever Fancy Vivid Green diamond – the “Aurora Green” - a rare 5.03-carat stone has been sold to Chow Tai Fook at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong for nearly $17 million ($16,818,983), or $3.34 million per carat. The stone has VS2 clarity and no fluorescence, which is extremely rare for such a diamond. “The Aurora Green” diamond ring with its 5.03-carat rectangular-cut Fancy Vivid Green diamond centre stone is surrounded by circular-cut pink diamonds. Only once before has a Fancy Vivid Green diamond been available for auction. The only other time a Fancy Vivid Green diamond was auctioned was on November 17, 2009 when Sotheby’s auctioned the famous 2.52 carat Fancy Vivid Green diamond at their Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction. It sold for a “world record” of $3,078,914 or $1.222 million per carat.