Christie’s Sells the Fuchsia Rose Diamond for $6.8 Million
A rare 8.82-carat Fancy intense purple-pink, pear modified brilliant-cut diamond, set in a platinum ring with two 0.61-carat stones, sold for $6,780,000 at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on April 13, IDEX Online reports.
The gem, known as the Fuchsia Rose diamond, sold well above the pre-sale estimate of $4 million to $6 million. Another highlight was a 2.44 caratFancy intense pink diamond ring, which sold for $1,620,000; and a Fancy vivid yellow diamond ring of 15.31 carats, which sold for $1,320,000.
All in all, the Magnificent Jewels sale achieved a total of $25,123,140, “with 96% sold by lot.”