Pre-Auction Analysis: November 28th, 2021, Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

By FCRF Team | 27.11.21
Pre-Auction Analysis: November 28th, 2021, Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, November 28, 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, Hong-Kong is still closed to visitors.  This Auction Analysis could help those who would like to bid in the upcoming auction without physically inspecting the goods.                                                 

Our Christie’s Hong Kong Pre-Auction Analysis focuses on elements that are hidden from the unprofessional 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 (UDI; a detailed explanation appears at the bottom of this article). We analyze and grade Fancy Color Diamonds relative to their GIA grade.

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, 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 for 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 in US Dollars.

Lot: 1886

Description: 8.01 ct, Fancy Yellow, Cushion, VS1

High Auction Estimation: $6,023 pc

Price Realized: $7,003 pc

Rarity: A small number of similar diamonds enter the market yearly… Check Rarity Here 

GIA Report: View

Analysis:

An 8 carat Fancy Yellow Cushion cut diamond with a large colorless frame around the table. The gold cup covering the pavilion and the LED lights in the viewing room, give the illusion in these images of a highly saturated diamond. Looking carefully at the video, you will be able to see small

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