A 15.81 carat Sakura diamond, the most important of its form to ever seem on the market, will go below the hammer at Christie’s upcoming Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Live Auction on May 23, the public sale home introduced on Tuesday.
Estimated at 25 million USD to 38 million USD, the “fancy vivid purple pink internally flawless” diamond would be the star spotlight of the sale.
It is the diamond’s distinctive rarity, extraordinary optical transparency, sensible color, and large dimension that make it an immensely necessary, and an everlasting masterpiece of nature.
“As fewer than 10 per cent of pink diamonds weigh more than one-fifth of a carat, this fancy vivid purple-pink diamond is of an unprecedented size of 15.81 carats, which is the largest of its kind (Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink) to be offered at any auction,” a Christie’s assertion famous.
It added that the lot fell within the unique group of the 4 per cent of pink diamonds that possess a color deep sufficient to qualify as “fancy vivid”.
“This magnificent gem is graded ‘fancy vivid’ for its perfect display of strong saturation and remarkable pink hue with a secondary colour of purple, resembling the fascinating colour of cherry blossoms ‘appropriately coinciding with spring,’” the public sale home mentioned.
Christie’s has beforehand provided on public sale a number of of the most important and the rarest pink diamonds, together with the Winston Pink Legacy offered in Geneva in 2018 that also holds the public sale report per carat for any pink diamond.
“This season we’re very honoured to proceed this nice custom by presenting ‘The Sakura Diamond’ in Hong Kong.
“This exceptionally rare and magnificent wonder of nature represents a unique expression of identity and mesmerising beauty through its enthralling purple pink hue, that will undoubtedly capture the hearts of discerning connoisseurs and collectors worldwide,” mentioned Vickie Sek, Chairman, Department of Jewellery, Christie’s Asia Pacific.