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Christie’s Sells 2.17-Carat Fancy Pink for $3.5 Million

The fancy vivid purplish pink diamond sold for a million dollars over its high estimate
pink diamond ring christies
Credit: Christies

Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction held earlier this month saw a  2.17-carat fancy vivid purplish pink diamond ring sell for $3.5 million – a million dollars over its high estimate of $2.5 million, IDEX Online reports. The auction offered more than 200 lots and raked in a total of $35 million. 94% of the lots were sold.

 

christies diamond jewelry auction
Credit: Christies

 

The $3.5 million stone is a pink cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut stone, natural color, SI1 clarity, set with round diamonds in a platinum and 18k yellow gold ring. It “was the most expensive of a ‘Perfect Palette’ of three colored diamonds”, the report says. The three diamonds went for a total of  $8.4 million.  

 

Christie's auction
Credit: Christie’s

 

The second diamond in the “Perfect Palette” triage – a fancy vivid blue cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut diamond of 2.13 carats – sold for $2.67 million. The third diamond, a  fancy vivid orange cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut diamond of 2.34 carats, sold for $2.19 million.



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