Two Fancy Vivid Pink ensured the prominence of this variety at auction although one of them was finally unsold.
A potentially flawless diamond weighing 5.00 carats, named The Vivid Pink, was sold for HK $ 83M including premium by Christie's on December 1, 2009, corresponding to US $ 2.1 million per carat.
The sensational Pink Star is enormous, 59.60 carats, and internally flawless. Sotheby's estimated it in excess of US $ 60M, corresponding to $ 1M per carat, in Geneva on 13 November 2013. Considering certainly in due course that this estimate per carat was too low for such an exceptional rarity, a connoisseur offered the highest bid but was unable to pay.
Another significant example is the Clark specimen, sold for CHF 14.8 million including premium by Sotheby's on May 12, 2015 after a clarity improvement from SI1 to VS2 for a final weight of 8.72 carats after its rework.
We should not misunderstand the example of the Pink Star: the fancy vivid pink weighing more than 10 carats are extremely rare. The other pink diamonds which recently achieved a very high price at auction due to their heavy weight are fancy intense pink, along with an interesting fancy vivid purple-pink.
On November 10 in Geneva, Christie's sells a cushion cut fancy vivid pink of VVS2 clarity weighing 16.08 carats, mounted on a ring in a surrounding of rows of small diamonds, lot 409 estimated CHF 22M.
Let me remind here the scale of clarities : IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2.
SOLD for CHF 29M including premium