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Post-Auction Impressions: Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Noticeable discrepancies between live and in person auction house diamonds can create a bit of controversy. When a customer buys a high quality, fairly priced stone in retail and later sees what appears to be a comparable stone in an auction catalogue for a significantly lower price, it disappoints the owner.
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Pre-Auction Analysis: May 17th 2016, Sotheby’s Geneva

This Vivid Pink has quite a low inner-grade (grade 2). The undertone is warm, leaning towards the orange spectrum (grade 2). The color dispersion is very high and earned a grade of 4. The GIA photograph in the Sotheby’s catalogue is the most accurate reference for this stone’s undertone (p 358-359).
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Post-Auction Impressions: October 07th 2015, Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Noticeable discrepancies between live and in person auction house diamonds can create a bit of controversy. When a customer buys a high quality, fairly priced stone in retail and later sees what appears to be a comparable stone in an auction catalogue for a significantly lower price, it disappoints the owner.
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Is $3.3M Price-Per-Carat Truly A Record-Breaking Sale For A Blue Diamond?

Sotheby’s latest auction in New York on November 20th set a new auction record for price per carat for any diamond. Onlookers may contend that the sale of the rare Fancy Vivid Blue diamond will affect the market price of blue diamonds, but this stone should not set a new benchmark for blues – it is a stone with exceptional qualities and it remains in a class by itself.
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