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THE GRAFF PINK
A rare 24.78 carat pink diamond, once owned by American celebrity jeweler Harry Winston, has been described as “one of the greatest diamonds ever discovered”. The diamond, mounted in a ring, was sold for US $46 million by Sotheby’s auctioneers in Geneva, Switzerland on 16 November 2010.
Weighing in at 13.22 carats, The Blue was sold as the largest Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond in the world. Set in a ring, the pear-shaped stone came flanked by two pear-shaped white diamonds, weighing approximately 1.00 and 0.96 carats. It was purchased by Harry Winston in Geneva in 2014 for a sum equating to just over $24 million.
A PINK MASTERPIECE
The largest cushion-shaped Fancy Vivid Pink diamond sold at US$28 million in Geneva on 10 November 2015. It is set with a cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond, weighing approximately 16.08 carats, within a diamond twin surround, to the pink diamond gallery and diamond-set hoop.
THE GRAFF VIVID YELLOW
The 100.09 carat Graff Vivid Yellow diamond is one of the largest Fancy Vivid yellow diamonds ever seen. It set a new world auction record for the highest price ever paid for a yellow diamond when it sold for $16.35 million at Sotheby’s Geneva on 13 May 2014.
Set with a cushion modified brilliant-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond, weighing approximately 75.56 carats, ring size 6, mounted in 18k gold. Sold for US$3,609,000.
THE PERFECT PINK
Set with a rectangular-shaped fancy intense pink diamond weighing 14.23 carats, flanked on either side by a rectangular-shaped diamond weighing 1.73 and 1.67 carats, mounted in 18k rose and white gold. Sold for US$23.27 million on 29 November 2010 at Christie’s in Hong Kong.
14.82 carats, the largest Fancy Vivid Orange diamond to ever appear at auction shattered a world record as it sold for more than US$35.5 million at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale in November 2013.
THE WITTELSBACH-GRAFF DIAMOND
31.06-carats, deep-blue diamond with internally flawless clarity. Laurence Graff purchased the Wittelsbach Diamond in 2008 for US$24.3 million.
THE SWEET JOSEPHINE
It was a 16.08 carat, cushion-shaped Fancy Vivid Pink diamond sold for US$ 28.5 million, setting a new auction record for any vivid pink diamond during Christie’s Geneva auction in 2015. It was bought by Mr. Joseph Lau again, who named it ‘Sweet Josephine’.
THE BLUE MOON OF JOSEPHINE
“The Blue Moon of Josephine” is a 12.03 carats blue diamond, described as flawless by experts, that was discovered in South Africa in January 2014 and was sold at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva in November 2015 at a record-setting price of US$48.4 million. The diamond is the largest cushion-shaped blue stone classified as “fancy vivid” ever to appear at auction.
It was bought by the Hong Kong billionaire Mr. Joseph Lau Luen-hung, who named it for his seven-year-old daughter, Josephine.
STAR OF JOSEPHINE
According to the auction from Sotheby Geneva in May 2009, a 7.03 carat, Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond was sold at a record in HK$ 74 million (US$9.59 million). The owner of the diamond used her daughter’s name and renamed it as “Star of Josephine”.
The 2.83-carat, oval-shaped purple diamond, named as “Argyle Violet”, which is found in the east of Kimberley in Western Australia, it is also biggest and highest value ever of purple diamond since the development of Rio Tinto. Argyle Violet is now kept by American Color Diamond Expert – LJ West Diamonds Inc..
THE DRESDEN GREEN DIAMOND
Green diamonds are among the rarest of all fancy colors. The most famous and largest natural green diamond is the 41 carat Dresden Green. The photo shows the diamond set in a hat ornament that was created in 1768. The Dresden Green is an exceptional diamond, because its green color is evenly distributed throughout the body of the stone. While most green diamonds owe their color to surface “skins,” the Dresden is uniformly green.
The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, with ownership records dating back almost four centuries. Its much-admired rare blue color is due to trace amounts of boron atoms. Weighing 45.52 carats, its exceptional size has revealed new findings about the formation of gemstones.
THE WILLIAMSON BROOCH & THE QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE
The Williamson Diamond Brooch was on exhibition as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The pin features a 23.6-carat pink diamond, which was found in Tanzania by Canadian geologist, John Williamson. The original 54-carat rough diamond was given to Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and was later cut into a round brilliant. Cartier designed the pin in the shape of an alpine rose with the pink gem as the centerpiece
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