204-Carat ‘Dancing Sun’ Yellow Diamond Heading to Auction

02/06/2021 14:46

Christie’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction in New York consists of 143 lots, including six diamonds ranging from 14.52 to 1.06 carats and the ever spectacular Dancing Sun, a fancy intense yellow diamond of 204.36 carats.

Each of these seven diamonds was cut and polished in Antwerp from a single piece of rough, totaling 552.74 carats. The rough diamond was uncovered in October 2018 in the Diavik Diamond Mine, located approximately 135 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Northwest Territories. In rough form, the diamond measured nearly 3cm by 5.5cm and is said to be about the size of a chicken egg.

The top lot of the sale is the “Dancing Sun,” a fancy intense yellow diamond of 204.36 carats with VVS2 clarity. The cushion modified brilliant-cut gem also exhibits “excellent polish and symmetry,” according to the Gemological Institute of America report that accompanies the stone. The diamond is estimated to fetch between $3.5 million - $5.5 million. The remaining diamonds, all set in jewels, ranging from 1.06 carats to 14.52 carats with prices from $2,000 to $150,000.