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The 10.64-carat fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond ring raked in $19,862,219
purplish pink diamond ring
Credit: Sotheby's

A 10.64-carat fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond of internally flawless clarity, which was estimated to fetch between $20 million to $26 million at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong on October 3-7, raked in $19,862,219 – a staggering $1.9 million per carat. The stone is set in a ring and polished as a radiant cut.


Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale
Credit: Sotheby’s


Other notable lots included a 100.02 carat fancy intense yellow diamond necklace by Anna Hu, which sold for $5.8 million (estimated at $5.1 million to $6.4 million); and a necklace with a pear-shaped, 15.08-carat diamond suspended from a row of diamonds, which sold for $1.2 million.


Dunhuang Pipa Diamond Necklace
Credit: Sotheby’s


However, another highlighted lot – “a magnificent 80.88-carat D-color, flawless diamond” valued at $10 million to $12.8 million – failed to sell. According to the auction house, it was one of only five emerald-cut diamonds exceeding 80 carats with excellent colour and clarity ever to be offered at auction. Sotheby’s also failed to sell an 11.88-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring (estimated at $5.6 million to $8.2 million) as well as a jadeite bead necklace with a diamond clasp (estimated at $3.2 million to $4.1 million).

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