Pink is the new black in the dazzling world of diamonds. Sotheby’s has announced a record breaking sale of a flawless fancy vivid pink diamond for $17.8 million. Flattering with its feminine color, this pear-shaped fancy vivid purple-pink diamond weighs 8.41 carats.
Outstanding for its very crisp crystal and internally flawless clarity as well as being “highly transparent and very clear”, this diamond is rare for its size, beautiful hue, and exemplary rich saturation of colour. Set in a platinum ring, the dazzling pink diamond is mounted and pavé-set throughout with circular-cut diamonds. All set to be slipped on a finger with ring size 5½, this pink diamond is amongst the rarest and most desirable of coloured diamonds ever seen at auction
Sotheby’s reports that whenever a pink diamond over 5 carats is put up at an auction, it naturally assumes a pivotal position in the auction room, drawing waves of approving gasps when it fetches astronomical prices time after time. It does not take an expert to admire this nature’s marvel, and their dreamlike colour never disappoints. That, is the magic of pink diamonds.
Furthermore, this natural pink diamond is determined to be a Type IIa diamond which is categorized as the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. This remarkable gift from Mother Nature has been mined by De Beers and fashioned from a diamond rough of over 18 carats through meticulous cutting and polishing.
While the identity of the buyer is a mystery, we surely know that the 8.41 carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond has set the standard for true perfection by all odds.