Pre-Auction Analysis: April 29, 2022, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

By FCRF Team | 28.04.22
Pre-Auction Analysis: April 29, 2022, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Magnificent Jewels, April 29, 2022

As most of the industry has been unable to travel during this challenging period, this Auction Analysis could help those who would like to bid without physically inspecting the goods.                                                 

Our Sotheby’s Hong Kong 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 UDI, 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. Grade “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.

Disclaimer
This analysis reflects the opinions of the FCRF professional team. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or not buy a particular diamond. Buyers assume the responsibility to verify any information with the auction house. At times, mistakes can happen in the visual analysis and report placement. Therefore, one should not rely solely on this analysis for buying purposes.

Lot: 1891
Description: 5.11 ct, Fancy Vivid Purplish-Pink, Radiant, VS2
High Auction Estimation: $2,494,872 pc
Didn’t reach the minimum
Rarity: A similar diamond enters the market once every… Check Rarity Here.
GIA Report: View

Analysis:
Pink Fancy Color diamonds with a vivid grade are becoming significantly rarer with time, especially above the one-carat weight. According to FCRF rarity data, a diamond with these exact parameters of shape, weight, clarity, and color grade enters the market just once a

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