Rare and exceptional fancy color diamonds, as well as a large flawless emerald diamond will be in the spotlight at this autumn’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction at Sotheby's Hong Kong. The October 7 sale presents three very remarkable stones: a superb 10.64-carat fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond of internally flawless clarity estimated at $19.1 million to $25.5 million, an important 6.01-carat fancy vivid blue diamond, and a magnificent 80.88-carat D-color, flawless diamond. A symphony of jewels by Chinese American designer, Anna Hu, showcases an impressive 100.02 carat fancy intense yellow diamond necklace, estimated at $5.1 million to $6.4 million. Notable gemstones include a 11.88 carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring by famed jeweler Raymond Yard, estimated at $5.6 - 8.2 million.
Estimated at $9.7 million to $12.8 million, the 80.88 carat diamond is D color - the highest grading for colorless diamonds - and as a IIa gem is free from all nitrogen impurities, which is the case for less than 2% of all diamonds mined. It has flawless clarity whereby it displays exceptional transparency, fashioned into the most elegant of cuts, the step-cut emerald. Sotheby’s says it is one of the five emerald cut diamonds larger than 80 carats of excellent color ever offered at auction. Sotheby’s sold a 100-carat, emerald cut, D color, internally flawless diamond in 2015 for $22 million, and in 2017, a 163.41-carat Flawless D-Colour diamond set into a necklace by de GRISOGONO sold at Christie’s for $33,701,000.
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