5-8 million dollars pink diamond ??!!
“Vivid Pink,” is a 5ct pink diamond flanked by two white diamonds set in a ring by Graff. The glamours rock toured Singapore, Bangkok, Geneva and Taipei before returning to Hong Kong, where it will be auctioned off Dec.
The brilliant pink diamond received top grading from the Gemological Institute of America (where I earned all my certificates, yyaaayyy!!!). The gem is unique because of its rich bubblegum color. It is also valuable because of its saturation, the depth the color extends into the stone. Below are some images of pink diamonds with different tone and saturation, just a couple of examples. Personally I have seen all kinds of pink including orangy pink, brownish pink and most common purplish pink. Straight pinks are valued the highest and my favorite too and that’s why I have one in stock!
This reminds me of the pink diamond band I was commissioned to do for $3,280 CAD. You can never find an identical diamond to the one you have even if they looked exactly the same. When I sorted these pink diamonds for this band they all looked exactly the same to naked eyes but camera revealed the slight differences in tones and colors. I am one of the very very few jewelers in Vancouver, BC Canada that are specialized in custom made natural colored diamond jewelry. I was trained for 2 straight years to buy and look at natural colored diamonds before I left to ventured on my own. I do everything though, of course! Gemology and jewelry is my passion!
“Stones like this–they’re not just jewelry, they’re artwork,” says Alan Bronstein, a New York-based trader and dealer of rare colored diamonds. “The simplest possible mounting is the best way to make that diamond shine. You don’t want to embellish it with motifs and designs.” Colored diamonds mined naturally are often pockmarked with flecks of other hues, like purple or orange for pink diamonds. The highest price paid at auction for a pink diamond was $7.4 million for a 19-carat in Genev in 1994. ”In these economic times, will someone rise up to the occasion and pay the going price?” Bronstein asks. “If times were different, there would be no question that it would be sold. We’ll just have to see how beautiful the public thinks it is.”