An impressive spectrum of coloured diamonds exquisite
coloured gemstones Superb jewels of noble provenance!
The star of the auction, leading a stunning selection of coloured diamonds, is the “Unique Pink”, an exquisite and rare Fancy Vivid Pink diamond weighing 15.38 carats. The richly varied sale on the 17th of May will also offer coloured gemstones of the highest quality, and signed pieces from the world’s greatest jewellery houses – in particular an important private collection of jewels by Cartier.
Sotheby’s also continues its strong tradition of offering extraordinary noble jewels, with a fascinating selection of pieces sourced from among the world’s most storied jewellery collections, among them jewels from the Collection of the Princes Doria Pamphilj.
Sotheby’s Geneva sale will also offer a stunning Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring weighing 7.32 carats. The exquisite pear-shaped stone has been awarded the highest-possible colour grading by the GIA, and was also found to be Internally Flawless. The Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring is estimated around US $ 15 – 25 million.
Coming to auction from a noble collection, this exceptional piece, originally a pendant, features a marquise-shaped Fancy Intense Blue diamond weighing 6.64 carats, highlighted by two further pear- shaped Fancy Intense Blue diamonds and similarly shaped colourless diamonds – all of which are D colour. It is estimated to hammer around US $ 10 – 14 million.
David Bennett, Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division: “The “Unique Pink” is an extraordinarily beautiful diamond. In my experience, such outstanding Vivid Pink colour in a stone over 15 carats is truly unique. Visitors to our pre-sale exhibitions have admired the variety of stunning jewels and phenomenal coloured gemstones on offer, including an exquisite and Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond weighing over 7 carats, a sensational and unique Indian-inspired demi-parure from Van Cleef and Arpels and a very fine collection of wonderful jewels by Cartier.”