Rare Green Diamond Available at Sotheby’s Geneva Auction
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The Hotel Beau Rivage in Geneva, Switzerland will be holding a Sotheby’s auction on November 17th. What makes this auction so unique is the chance to bid on the largest vivid-green diamond ever to appear at auction.
The Sotheby’s auction will offer approximately 400 lots and estimates that proceed could reach $30 million.
The green diamond is cushion-shaped and includes a modified brilliant cut. The diamond weighs 2.52 carats.
Due to the fact that natural diamonds of this color are so rare, this gorgeous green diamond is estimated to sell for between $3.1 million to $5.1 million.
The Sotheby’s auction will offer many unique pieces of jewelry and gemstones. One is a rare , a pear-shaped fancy vivid-blue diamond with a modified brilliant cut.
The blue diamond weighs 5.96 carats and is projected to bring in a winning bid of $5.5 million to $7.5 million.
There is also a cushion-shaped fancy pink diamond weighing 6.63 carats as well as a cut-cornered rectangular-shaped fancy vivid-yellow diamond with a modified brilliant cut that weighs 74.8 carats and is mounted on a yellow gold ring.
Sotheby’s Chairman of Jewelry, Europe and Middle East, David Bennett, was quoted as saying, “We are thrilled that we are able to follow on from our achievement of the world record price per carat for any gemstone at auction with the “Star of Josephine” this past May in Geneva by offering a magnificent Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond of 5.96 carats, as well as an extremely rare vivid green diamond – the largest to ever appear at auction.”
The sale will also include beautiful pieces from the collections of Mary – Duchess of Roxburghe, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and society figure Daisy Fellowes.