Sotheby’s announced today that the Raj Pink, the world’s largest known fancy intense pink diamond will be offered on 15 November 2017, leading the Magnificent Jewels & Noble Jewels auction, in Geneva.
With an estimate of US$ 20-30 million, the 37.30-carat fancy intense pink diamond is a unique gem, which “brilliance, hue and size are truly exceptional.”
The current owner named the Raj Pink, and the name comes from the Sanskrit word for ‘king’.
A ‘king of diamonds’ in its own right, considering it is an “astonishing stone”, as G.I.A. characterised it in its certification document, which states that its hue has “a very bright and ravishing fancy intense pink colour”.
Continuing, G.I.A. states that “For a diamond to display strong, unmodified pink colour like that observed in The Raj Pink is rare, particularly at so considerable a weight”.
Reading G.I.A.’s document:
“Only on the rarest occasions do diamonds with vibrant, shocking colour like the Raj Pink’s emerge… only the most privileged and knowledgeable in the industry know of their existence. With an unmodified Fancy Intense Pink hue, substantial size and desirable clarity, the Raj Pink is certainly one of those gems that only few may have the honour of experiencing.”
The Raj Pink is truly exceptional, and it will be enough to remember that the discovery of a gem-quality pink diamond of any size is an extremely rare event and that, of all the diamonds submitted to the G.I.A. each year, less than 0.02% are predominantly pink…
Commenting on this fabulous lot, David Bennet, Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division says:
“The discovery of any pink diamond is exceptional, but the Raj Pink’s remarkable size and intensity of colour place it in the rarefied company of the most important pink diamonds known.”
A majestic gem obtained out of the rough after a study that has been lasting for one year, after its discovery in 2015.
Rendezvous in Geneva, next 15 November, to see if Sotheby’s, after selling the Graff Pink diamond for US$46.2 million (US$1.86 million per carat), will set a new world record. CC
All material courtesy of Sotheby’s Press Office
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