|A 100.20-carat ‘Perfect Diamond’ led sales at Sotheby’s in New York in April, 2015. The classic Type IIa, emerald-cut, IF, D colour stone sold for $22.1 million – the highest price ever achieved for a colourless diamond auctioned in New York. |
In May 2015, Sotheby’s in Geneva sold an 8.72-carat GIA-graded Fancy Vivid Pink diamond for $15.9 million. The cushion-cut VS2 diamond was linked to Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napolean Bonaparte.
|Joseph Lau bought a Fancy Vivid Pink diamond weighing 16.08 carats for $28.5 million at Christie’s Geneva in November, 2015. He named it ‘The Sweet Josephine’|
An IF, 12.03-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond was sold at Sotheby’s Geneva on November 19, 2015 for $48.4m. The cushion-shaped diamond was bought by the same Hong Kong bidder who bought ‘The Sweet Josephine’ a day earlier. He named it ‘The Blue Moon of Josephine’. The diamond set a world record for any jewel at more than $4m a carat.
| The De Beers Millennium Jewel 4 sold for $32 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, in April 2016. The 10.10-carat oval-shaped Vivid Blue diamond which is internally flawless was part of the Millennium Jewels collection unveiled by De Beers in 2000.|
The largest Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ever offered at auction sold for a record $57.5 million on May 18, 2016. The ‘Oppenheimer Blue’, a 14.62-carat rectangular-shaped gem, was auctioned at Christie’s in Geneva. The stone with VVS1 clarity is set in a platinum ring.
| The ‘Unique Pink’ became the most expensive Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ever to sell at auction in May 2016. Sotheby’s in Geneva sold the pear-shaped 15.38-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond for $31.6 million.|
A 5.03-carat green diamond, named the ‘Aurora Green’, set two world auction records for a green diamond on May 31, 2016 when it sold for $16.8 million at Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale. The rectangular-cut Fancy Vivid Green diamond has VS2 clarity.