Earlier this month the world’s largest known fancy intense pink diamond was unveiled in London. The Raj Pink of 37.40-carat, VS1 clarity. This exceptionally rare colored diamond will be the top lot at the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva upcoming 15 November.
Sotheby’s International jewelry Division Chairman David Bennett, shares that “The discovery of any pink diamond is exceptional but The Raj Pink’s remarkable size and intensity of color places it in the rare company of the most important pink diamonds known”. The Raj Pink is estimated to fetch up to $30 million (CHF 19,250,000–29,000,000).
In 2015 the rough pink diamond was discovered and studied for over a year before cutting it into the cushion modified brilliant cut diamond that it is now. The rough diamond was entrusted to a master cutter who crafted it into the, as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) puts it, “astonishing stone” and you can view it as it will be displayed in several places. The GIA continued that for a diamond to display strong unmodified pink colors like that observed in The Raj Pink is rare especially with such a considerable weight.
Until 17 October The Raj Pink will be in London continuing to Singapore 20-21 October, Hong Kong 23-24 October, Taiwan 26-27 October, New York 3-4 November to finally end up in Geneva 11-15 November.
Besides the Pink Diamond an outstanding Fancy Vivid Blue diamond weighing 7.41 carats surrounded by pink diamonds is up for sale. Followed by more Noble Jewels such as the collection of Princess Mathilde of Württemberg, a diamond necklace from the collection of Duchess of Berry and the Donnersmarck Diamonds (formerly in the collection of the Princely Family von Donnersmarck) which includes two fancy intense yellow diamonds of 82.47 and 102.54 carats.