Sotheby’s New York
Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co. High catalog estimation: $80,000 per carat
Price Realized: $106,250 pc
Today Sotheby’s featured a 5.15 ct, square shaped, Fancy Intense Yellow, VS2 stone. The diamond is a high quality stone with even color dispersion. Though graded as Fancy Intense Yellow, the inner-grade saturation is not very strong and has no brown or green undertones, which produces a clear yellow color. The stone is cut with high crown angles and a small table, creating a distinctive antique look.
Fancy Purplish Pink Diamond and Sapphire Ring. High catalog estimation: $3,500,000 per carat
Price Realized: $2,410,000 pc
This 6.24 ct, pear shaped, Fancy Purplish Pink, VVS2 ring features an attractive pink diamond with a pleasant, sweet undertone. The color dispersion appears to be even, but of course the mounting plays a role in minimizing the extent of visible colorless patches. The contrast with dark blue sapphires flanked on each side of the stone weakens the intensity of the pink.
Fancy Blue Diamond and Colored Diamond Ring. High catalog estimation: $4,500,000 per carat
Price Realized: Didn’t reach the minimum
Another standout is a 6.06 ct, oval shaped, Fancy Blue, VVS2, mixed-cut ring. This blue diamond (pictured above) has a clear color with a very low grey undertone. The mixed-cut presents an awkward appearance because the table is extremely small, which creates low color dispersion around the stone.