At This year at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite autumn sale 2019 in Hong Kong has been highlighted with a 10.64 carat Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink Diamond.
What makes this diamond so special?
The 10.64 carat fancy vivid purplish pink diamond has also been classified as a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are rare, as they contain no IR-detectable nitrogen or boron impurities in their chemical structure and represent less than 2% of all diamonds mined. This makes the 10.64 carat fancy vivid purplish pink diamond a chemically pure diamond, one of the most ‘perfect’ form of diamonds known to man.
The weight, Diamonds that are over 10 carats are rare for colourless diamonds – but even rarer for coloured diamonds. In 2002, GIA conducted a data analysis on over 1,400 pink diamonds – and only 1% of all the pink diamonds that was graded was bigger than 10 carats. The fact that this fancy vivid purplish pink diamond weighs 10.64 carats is an astonishing marvel.
The color a very important factor that makes this Fancy Vivid saturation a must! In 2002, GIA conducted a data analysis on over 1,400 pink diamonds – and only 4% of all the pink diamonds that was graded achieved a ‘Fancy Vivid’ colour. The addition of a hint of purple helps the tone of the pink to be ‘sweeter’ in our eyes. Diamonds, unlike some gems that occur in a limited range of colours, comes in a wide spectrum of rainbow hues. However, most diamonds form in the colourless range, or with tints of brown and yellow. It is extremely rare for a diamond to embrace the vibrant, attractive colours of pink, blue, red, green or violet. Diamonds that are over 10 carats are rare for colourless diamonds – but even rarer for coloured diamonds.
The Clarity factor,‘Crystal’ is a term that is used in gemmology to describe the appearance of a top-quality gem that displays ‘fine transparency and exceptionally clear’ gemstone. The 10.64 carat fancy vivid purplish pink diamond has been afforded the grade of internally flawless gem, and to describe it as ‘crystal’ would be an accurate description. As diamonds form under extreme pressure combined with high heat, there also exists other minerals or inclusions that gets trapped within the gem. As these gems travel their way through from deep within the earth’s crust to the surface via volcanic conduits and pipes, they endure through the tremendous stress and harsh conditions. Many fracture and crumble into smaller fragments. It is very rare to be able to find a clean gem of a size bigger than 10 carats to be completely free from inclusions and blemishes within. This is especially the case, for pink diamonds are rarely free from inclusions. This is due to the structural irregularity which is understood as one of the main reasons of the pink hue in a diamond. The 10.64ct fancy vivid purplish pink diamond is internally flawless and also does not have internal graining, which is exceptionally rare at a size larger than 10 carats. GIA stated in the Monograph the following: No internal clarity characteristics were observed at 10× magnification. Considering the heterogeneous formation environment, it is remarkable and rare for a large diamond crystal to be free of inclusions.
The cut has been taken in the amazing radiant shape! For this kind of colour, The 10.64 carat fancy vivid purplish pink diamond has been carefully examined in order to bring out the stunning hue within its rough without reducing the intensity of the saturation or damaging the structure of the gem. You might find a lot of fancy colour diamond cut into cushion shape, doing this will enhance not only the saturation but also the sparkle of the diamond. Preserving a more noble cut as the radiant or emerald cut will give its true flawless clarity and true color!
The diamond was hammered down at HK$135m, below its estimate of HK$150m-200m, and sold for HK$155,831,000 or US$19,862,220 after the premium. Let say it’s a deal that you have missed!