Christie’s New York, Magnificent Jewels Including the Fuchsia Rose Diamond, April 13, 2022
Our Christie’s New York Pre-Auction Analysis focuses on elements that aren’t visible to the untrained eye. We will describe the important visual elements for those who cannot attend the preview and discuss characteristics such as Undertone, Color Dispersion, and Inner-Grade. These factors, collectively termed IDU, are explained in detail at the end of this article. We analyze and grade Fancy Color Diamonds relative to their GIA grade.
We use grades 1, 2, 3, and 4, with 1 being the lowest grade. A grade of “4+” is granted in rare cases and denotes stones with exceptional characteristics. Stones that receive a minimum total UDI score of 8, without a red remark, pass the industry threshold and can be traded easily. Fancy Color Diamonds that are graded 10 or above, (without a quality remark) are usually sought after by high-end jewelry brands, collectors, and the investment community.
For your convenience, we have added direct links to the GIA reports.
- All images in this article review were taken with an iPhone 12 Pro; no filters were applied.
- All auction valuations are per-carat and listed in US Dollars
Description: 8.82 ct, Fancy Intense Purple-Pink, Pear, VVS1
High Auction Estimation: $680,272 pc
Price Realized: $768,707 pc
Rarity: A similar diamond enters the market once every…Check Rarity Here
GIA Report: View
A relatively large Intense Pink pear shape with ~40% purple hue in the color composition. The cold purple undertone creates
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