Update: The largest fancy-vivid orange diamond known to exist sold for $35.54 million at Christie’s International in Geneva.
White, pink, red, blue….or orange, a diamond dazzles as the most favored stone worldwide. The latest record-setting diamond to surface on the auction block is The Orange.
All set to go under the hammer at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva, ‘The Orange’ is touted to be the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear for sale. This rare 14.82-carat orange diamond is expected to fetch about $20 million. It commands more attention due to its shade as well as its size. It is reported that till date only a fancy vivid orange diamond less than 6 carats has been the largest ever to be sold at auction.
This VS1 clarity pear-shaped diamond flaunting an intense orange hue will break records by selling for over $1.3 million per carat on Nov. 12 in Switzerland.