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