Pre-Auction Analisys: Christie’s, Hong Kong, Magnificent Jewels, May 28th 2019
Our Hong-Kong Pre-Auction Analysis focuses on elements that are hidden from the unprofessional eye. As always, we will describe the important visual elements for those who cannot attend the preview. We will discuss characteristics such as Undertone, Color Dispersion, and Inner-Grade (UDI; a detailed explanation appears at the bottom of this article). When we analyze and grade any Fancy Color Diamond it is always done in relation to its GIA description.
We use grades 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1 being the lowest grade. Grade + is granted in rare cases and stands for stones with an exceptional characteristic. Stones that receive a minimum total UDI score of 8, without a red remark, are considered to be “Gems” and are generally sought after by high-end jewellery, collectors and the investment community.
For your convenience, we have added direct links for the GIA reports.
- All images in this article review were taken with an iPhone 10, no filters were applied.
- All auction valuations are per carat and in US Dollars.
Christie’s,Hong Kong, Magnificent Jewels, May 28th 2019
Lot # 2051
3.44 carat Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink, radiant cut, IF. MOUSSAIEFF. High catalog estimation: $2,418,256 pc, GIA #1152126470
A vivid Purplish Pink with exceptional visual characteristics that meets our expectations from a pink diamond. The undertone has the right amount of purple in the mix, the color is dispersed all around ...