A 14.83 carat pink diamond found and cut by Alrosa is expected to achieve one of the highest prices paid for a diamond when the Australian company puts it on sale later this year.
The oval stone, baptized as the Spirit of the Rose , was certified by the Gemological Institute of America as an elegant purple rose with excellent clarity, excellent polishing and very good symmetry, said Alrosa spokeswoman Evgeniya Kozenko. The sale is scheduled for November , he added.
Colored diamonds, formed by impurities pink diamond such as boron or nitrogen, are the most expensive and rare and pink and red stones attract the highest prices. The Spirit of the Rose may be one of the most expensive pink stones in history, according to Eden Rachminov, chairman of the board of the Fancy Color Research Foundation .
Estimates of the pink diamond potential price are between USD 60 million and USD 65 million.
Sotheby’s set the record for gems sold at auction in 2017, selling USD 71 million of the 59.6-carat Pink diamond to Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook Jewelery Group. The stone was extracted by Beers and dethroned the Oppenheimer Blue diamond , which reached $ 58 million in a previous sale at Christie’s.
Declined to comment on how much Alrosa hopes to raise with the sale, but said Spirit of the Rose will be the most expensive stone ever polished in Australia. The company still pink diamond evaluates how to carry out the sale and a decision is expected next month, he said. The diamond was baptized with the name as a reference to the ballet the Spectrum of the Rose, which debuted in 1911 and starred the dancer.
The Blue Moon Josephine, 12.03 carats and one of the most precious “blues”, became one of the most expensive on the planet after Joseph Lau, a billionaire tycoon from Hong Kong, paid about 48.4 million dollars. dollars to give to his seven-year-old daughter.
The Gaff Pink was sold for about USD 46.2 million at auction to Lawrence Gaff, president of the Lawrence Diamonds company. The piece was auctioned in 2010 and had not been shown to the public for about 60 years.
The Little Prince, or Little Prince, diamond was found 300 years ago in the Golconda diamond fields in India. With its 34.5 carats, it was sold for about USD 39.3 million at a New York auction house. The jewel belonged for centuries to a royal family based in Indian territory and in 1960 it was sold to the Van Cleef & Arpels company. The n ame responds to the nickname received by the son of one of the directors of that specialized company.
Weighing 14.82 carats, “The Orange” became the most expensive orange diamond in the globe in 2013. It was delivered in Geneva to an anonymous buyer and its price reached 35.5 million pink diamond dollars. The piece was discovered in South Africa, has the size of an almond and has a very prominent shine according to specialists.