Christie’s Geneva, Magnificent Jewels, November 9th, 2021
Some parts of the industry are prevented from traveling to Geneva during this challenging period, this Auction Analysis could help those who would like to bid without physically inspecting the goods.
Our Christie’s Geneva 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 have a total score of 9 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.
Description: 14.43 ct, Fancy Intense Yellow, Radiant, VVS1 (potentially Internally Flawless)
High Auction Estimation: $22,574 pc
Price realized: $26,608 pc
Rarity: An extremely small number of similar diamonds enter the market yearly… Check Rarity Here
GIA Report: View
Analysis: A fancy Intense Yellow Radiant cut diamond with a solid inner-grade. There is a relatively high color dispersion leaving a
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