A 10.64-carat Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink diamond sold for US$19.9 million (155,831,000 HKD) earlier this week at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction. That's $1.9 million per carat.
The 10.65-carat, Internally Flawless Type IIa pink fell between its $19.1 to $25.5 million (150 million to 200 million HKD) pre-sale estimate. It is set between trapeze diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white and pink gold. The Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale totaled $300.8 million HKD, or $38.3 million.
Contemporary Chinese high jeweler Anna Hu designed five pieces comprising her Silk Road Music Collection for the occasion, including a 100.02-carat, fancy-intense-yellow diamond at the center of “The Dunhuang Pipa Necklace” which was expected to sell for between $5 million and $6.3 million (40-50 million HKD), earned $5.8 million at the sale.