Christie’s New York, Magnificent Jewels – June 08, 2022
Our Christie’s New York Pre-Auction Analysis focuses on elements that aren’t visible to the untrained eye. We describe important visual elements for those who cannot attend the preview. We discuss characteristics such as: Inner-Grade, Color Dispersion, and Undertone – collectively termed IDU. These visual assets are explained in detail at the bottom of this article.
It is important to note that we analyze and grade these Fancy Color Diamonds under LED light and 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 IDU score of 9, 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 jewelers and collectors.
For your convenience, we have added direct links to the GIA reports.
- All images in this article review were taken with an iPhone 13 Pro; no filters were applied.
- All auction valuations are per-carat and listed in US Dollars.
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 of verifying 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.
Description: 15.98 ct, Fancy Intense Yellow, Oval, VS1
High Auction Estimation: $18,773 pc
Price Realized: $43,367 pc
Rarity: An extremely small number of similar diamonds enter the market yearly… Check Rarity Here.
GIA Report: View
A large and unusual Fancy Intense Yellow oval. The extremely low depth percentage makes the stone appear much larger relative to its weight. However,
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