NATURAL COLOR DIAMOND AUCTION RESULTS - RECORD BREAKERS

 Pink Star, a 59.60-carat oval mixed cut Fancy Vivid Pink Internally Flawless jewel

Pink Star, a 59.60-carat oval mixed cut Fancy Vivid Pink Internally Flawless jewel

Year - 2017

Location - Hong Kong

Details - *Most expensive gem ever sold

On 4 April 2017 in Hong Kong, Sotheby's set another world sale record for any precious stone or gem when the Pink Star, a 59.60-carat oval mixed cut Fancy Vivid Pink Internally Flawless jewel, sold for HK$553 million/US$71.2 million. The Pink Star, is the biggest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink jewel that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever reviewed. It has gotten the most noteworthy shading and clearness grades from the GIA for pink jewels and has been observed to be a piece of the uncommon subgroup containing under 2% of all pearl precious stones – known as Type IIa: stones in this gathering are artificially the most perfect of all precious stone gems and frequently have remarkable optical straightforwardness. Mined by De Beers in Africa in 1999, the 132.5-carat harsh jewel was carefully cut and cleaned over a time of two years and changed into this shocking gemstone. It was gained by prestigious gem specialist Chow Tai Fook.


 The Blue Moon, a 12.03-carat cushion cut Fancy Vivid Blue Internally Flawless jewel

The Blue Moon, a 12.03-carat cushion cut Fancy Vivid Blue Internally Flawless jewel

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Year - 2015

Location - Geneva

Details - *Highest price per carat for any gem

On 11 November 2015 in Geneva, Sotheby's set another world record when the for the Blue Moon Diamond, a 12.03 carat jewel of Fancy Vivid Blue Internally Flawless jewel, sold for $48.4 million making it the highest price per carat gem at $4.03 million per carat. Blue diamonds are precious stones that sparkle among nature's most uncommon and profitable diamonds. For quite a long time, their one of a kind shimmer and charming structure have dazzled gemologists, history specialists, and onlookers around the world. Despite the fact that any precious stone with characteristic blue coloration is an uncommon disclosure, some are exceptional to the point that they rise just unique.

Property tycoon Joseph Lau purchased the rare blue diamond at a Sotheby’s auction and immediately renamed it “Blue Moon of Josephine” after his daughter.


 The Princie Pink, a 34.65 carat cushion cut Fancy Intense Pink diamond with VS2 clarity (GIA)

The Princie Pink, a 34.65 carat cushion cut Fancy Intense Pink diamond with VS2 clarity (GIA)

Year - 2013

Location - New York

Details - *Most valuable pink diamond ever sold in the USA

On 16 April 2013 in New York, Christie's set another world record when the Princie Pink, a 34.65 carat cushion cut Fancy Intense Pink diamond with VS2 clarity (GIA), sold for $39.3 million USD making it the most valuable pink diamond to have ever sold in the USA.

This rare gem is a Type IIa. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor are examples of Type IIa.

The Princie precious stone follows its respectable genealogy to the Nizams of Hyderabad, leaders of the south focal state in India through which the legendary Golconda mines ran and after that through the renowned place of Van Cleef and Arpels. Initiated by Pierre Arpels in 1960 at a gathering in Paris regarding the youthful Prince of Baroda, the Princie has remained totally immaculate since it was mined more than 300 years prior. The most lovely stones found in Golconda were constantly saved for rulers and rulers as they spoke to the most elevated power, which was then mystically exchanged to the proprietor. It was a broadly respected conviction that God's blessing to India turned into India's blessing to humanity and the Princie is without a doubt one of the best endowments of Golconda.

 


 24.78-carat emerald-cut fancy intense pink diamond VVS2 (GIA)

24.78-carat emerald-cut fancy intense pink diamond VVS2 (GIA)

Year - 2010

Location - Geneva

Details - *Highest price ever paid for a fancy intense pink diamond

On 16 November, 2010 in Geneva, Sotheby's set another world record when a 24.78-carat emerald-cut fancy intense pink diamond VVS2 (GIA) sold for $46.2 million making it the highest price ever paid for a fancy intense pink diamond.

This rare gem is a Type IIa. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor are examples of Type IIa.

 5.00-carat cushion cut fancy vivid pink diamond VS1 (GIA)

5.00-carat cushion cut fancy vivid pink diamond VS1 (GIA)


Year - 2009

Location - Hong Kong

Details - *Highest price per carat of any pink diamond

On 1 December, 2009 in Hong Kong, Christie's set a world record when 5.00-carat cushion cut fancy vivid pink diamond VS1 (GIA) sold for $10.8 million making it the highest price per carat for any pink diamond ($2.2 million per carat).

This rare gem is a Type IIa. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor are examples of Type IIa.


 2.09-carat heart shape fancy red diamond SI2 (GIA)

2.09-carat heart shape fancy red diamond SI2 (GIA)

Year - 2014

Location - Hong Kong

Details - *Highest price per carat for a natural red diamond and total price

On 25 November, 2014 in Hong Kong, Christie's set a world record when a 2.09-carat heart shape fancy red diamond SI2 (GIA) sold for $5 million making it the highest price per carat for any red diamond. ($2.4 million per carat).

Precious stones are prized far and wide for their irregularity. A pearl quality precious stone is now a standout amongst the most uncommon things found in nature. Of every single hued precious stone, one shading specifically is particularly uncommon: a dominatingly red jewel.

"Overwhelmingly red" implies that red is the essential shading with no optional tones (like purple). Actually, red precious stones are rare to the point, that GIA records demonstrate that over a multi year time frame from 1957 to 1987 there was no specify of a GIA lab report issued for a jewel with "red" as the main enlightening term.