Sparkling Orange-Yellow Diamond Earrings Could Fetch $12 Million

A pair of fancy vivid orange-yellow diamond earrings weighing 12.20 and 11.96 carats will be the top lot at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale on December 6 in New York. The earrings, which are named “California Sunset Diamonds,” are estimated at $7 million – $12 million.

A ring with a similar fancy vivid yellowish orange diamond weighing 5.16 carats has an estimate of $1.5 million – $2 million.

There haven’t been many details released yet for Christie’s final jewelry auction of 2023, but the sale will include several fancy colored diamonds, white diamonds and colored gems. As always, there will be signed jewels from important collections.

Other important lots include a ring centered with 3.49-carat fancy vivid blue fancy vivid blue diamond with an estimate of $4.5 million – $5 million, a ring by Tiffany & Co. featuring an 8.91-carat Kashmir sapphire with an estimate of $700,000 – $1 million, a diamond ring featuring a 7.31-carat Burmese ruby with an estimate of $1 million – $2 million and a ring featuring a 9.31-carat no-oil Colombian emerald with an estimate of $200,000 – 300,000.

The private collections being offered include pieces from Adolphus Andrews Jr. and Emily Taylor Andrews, Margaret Thompson Biddle, Ivan and Genevieve Reitman and Julian and Josephine Robertson. A Graff ring centered with a 42.97 diamond is from a “distinguished Palm Beach collection.” Its estimate is $500,000 – 700,000.

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This 20-Carat Pink Diamond Could Sell At Auction For More Than $16 Million

Phillips’ inaugural Geneva jewelry auction includes a range of important diamonds, colored gemstones and vintage and contemporary signed jewels. Named “Geneva Jewels Auction: One,” the 110-lot sale will be held November 6 at the Hôtel La Réserve.

The top lot of the sale is a 20.19-carat fancy-intense-pink diamond with an estimate of CHF 10 million to CHF 15 million ($11 million to $16.5 million). The cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut, VVS1-clarity gem is the fourth-largest intense-pink diamond ever to appear at auction, Phillips said in a statement.

“We are seeing global demand for rare and captivating jewels, and our Geneva offering presents a meticulously curated selection,” Benoît Repellin, Phillips worldwide head of jewelry, said in the statement. “We eagerly anticipate showcasing these exceptional pieces as we continue our international highlights tour this month, leading up to the preview and auction in Geneva in November.”

Statement diamonds (both fancy colored and white diamonds) play an important role in the sale, and the No. 2 lot is a 54.27-carat, fancy-intense-yellow, internally flawless diamond with an estimate of CHF 1.2 million to CHF 1.6 million ($1.3 million to $1.8 million).

Other important fancy-colored diamonds include an oval, 1.52-carat, fancy-intense-purplish-pink, set on a platinum ring designed by British jewelry house Boodles. The shank of the ring is centered with a row of brilliant-cut diamonds. Its estimate is CHF 180,000 to CHF 270,000 ($200,000 to $300,000).

In addition, there’s a 24.07-carat, cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut, fancy-deep-brownish yellow diamond. It’s the

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High Jewelry Houses Went for Colored Diamonds, Want to Stay Out of the Safe

PARIS — Haute couture week here offered a glittering Parisian conclusion to a season of traveling jewelry showcases, with historic houses and independent names making a reveal or giving an encore of their latest designs.

And whether used to double down on established codes or carve out new ones, color continued to dominate the collections shown last week, particularly in diamonds.

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One would have been forgiven for forgetting that yellow ones are a rarity of nature given their profusion in collections shown in Paris, starting with Graff, where many gradations were on display in the “Sunrise” line showcased in its Saint-Honoré flagship.

“Now for engagement rings, you have more ladies choosing yellow [diamonds] instead of white,” revealed design director Anne-Eva Geffroy, reminding that Laurence Graff was among the first to collect them.

The star of the exhibition was the pear-shaped 30.28-carat fancy intense yellow centerpiece diamond, flanked by a further 167 carats of yellow and white diamonds on a never-seen-before necklace. But there were plenty more, including a necklace made of a cascade of yellow pear-shaped gems that morphed into a line of rail-set baguettes, and a row of golden brilliant-cut stones lined with a second row of white.

That contrast was also front and center at Messika, where founder Valérie Messika said that the sunny hue of yellow diamonds was reinforced by their pristine counterparts, and vice versa.

The five-set first part of the “Midnight Sun” collection marked her 10th anniversary in high jewelry, casting yellow diamonds as a symbol of the “brilliance of the sun in the middle of the night” — or rather the glamorous ’70s club scene.

Beyond the reveal of stunners that included the mirror-polish Ultimate Party collar featuring a 20-carat pear-cut yellow diamond and 9-carat cushion-cut diamond “made to shine but

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