A treasure chest of magnificent jewels

The historic Pink Diamond, the Sunrise Ruby and five majestic tiaras are among the magnificent jewels to be auctioned on 12th May, 2015, at Sotheby’s Geneva Auction. Here’s a look at the highlights of the upcoming auction.

 

The historic Pink Diamond

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An extremely rare and highly important Fancy Vivid Pink diamond, it was, as per Gemmological Institute of America (GIA), once a part of the collection of Princess Mathilde, niece of Napoleon I. This exquisite 8.72-carat stone has VS2 clarity and mesmerising colour. Its classic non-modified cushion cut is unusual in a pink diamond and a highly sought-after shape for connoisseurs of the very finest precious jewels. Investors should pay attention as the market for coloured diamonds and precious gemstones has never been stronger, and pink diamonds rank among the rarest of all. In its assessment, the GIA declared this diamond to "take its place amongst fabled Vivid Pink gems" known in the world. It is Lot 460 and estimated to fetch US$ 1,40,00,000 – 1,80,00,000.