For this reason, pink diamonds offer a continuous range of hues from the paler (faint) to the most saturated (fancy vivid). The fancy intense pink often discussed in this column is less prestigious than the fancy vivid. The atomic intrusions can also generate more complex pinks approaching to purple or orange.
The most exceptional diamond ever offered at auction was the Pink Star, fancy vivid pink internally flawless weighing 59.60 carats. Its sale by Sotheby's on November 13, 2013 for CHF 76M including premium was later canceled after buyer payment deficiency.
On May 17 in Geneva, Sotheby's sells the Unique Pink, lot 495 estimated CHF 26,9M.
This fancy vivid pink of astonishing transparency and splendid purity offers a very saturated color. The total absence of atomic intrusions in the carbon crystal was verified by spectroscopy. Without approaching the weight of the Pink Star, the Unique Pink remains nevertheless very large in its category, 15.38 carats. It is VVS2, the best clarity below internally flawless and VVS1.
Because of their creation by pressure during the formation of the rock, the pink gems have an axis. The jeweler takes it into account to choose the shape. The Pink Star, absolute wonder of mineralogy, has been cut as a perfect oval obtained after two years of work by Steinmetz Diamonds. The Unique Pink was pear shaped by Cora International.
SOLD for CHF 31M including premium
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