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10.20-carat ‘Eden Rose’ diamond could fetch $12 million at Christie’s

Christie’s will offer “The Eden Rose,” a 10.20-carat bright, deep pink round brilliant diamond as the top lot of its Magnificent Jewels New York auction on June 11. Its estimate is between 9 and 12 million dollars. It is the first time that this diamond appears at auction.

The Gemological Institute of America report provided by Christie’s states that the diamond is also internally flawless.

Describing it as an “exceptionally rare gemstone,” Christie’s says the gem, named after the symbol of unconditional love, is the most important, elegant, round, brilliant and internally flawless deep pink diamond offered at auction since the “Pink Martian,” which sold at Christie’s Hong Kong in 2012 for $17.4 million, which is equivalent to $1.45 million per carat.

The diamond exhibits a pure pink hue, unlike many natural pink diamonds that typically display secondary hues such as purple, orange or gray. “The Eden Rose is notable for its complete absence of any secondary colors, making it exceptionally rare,” Christie’s said in a statement.

Rahul Kadakia, international director of jewelry at Christie’s, said in a statement that he “anticipates significant interest from around the world.”

Christie’s says the round brilliant cut is known for its ability to maximize light reflection and is considered the ideal cut for diamonds.

The Eden Rose is mounted on a ring further adorned with eight brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing between 3.11 and 0.73 carats, and two marquise brilliant-cut diamonds of 2.24 and 1.02 carats.

Additionally, the live auction at Christie’s Rockefeller Square headquarters will showcase collections of notable global figures spanning the entire 20th century, from the elite of American society to the stars of Italian cinema. The sale also includes a variety of colored diamonds, colorless diamonds and gemstones, as well as signed vintage pieces from jewelry brands such as Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels. The full offering from the sale will be on display at Christie’s New York from June 6-10.

The auction highlights important collections and pieces of notable provenance, headlined by “Beauty in Design: Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Sunny Crawford von Bulow and Ala von Auersperg Isham.” This collection, assembled by the American heiress and socialite, showcases items from Van Cleef & Arpels. One of the highlights is a Van Cleef & Arpels cut emerald, ruby ​​and diamond necklace with an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000. Another notable collection in the sale is the “Property of the Fritz and Lucy Jewett Collection,” which includes a selection of rubies and sapphires, notably an 18.31-carat emerald-cut sapphire and diamond ring with an estimate of $150,000. and $250,000. Other lots with notable provenance are pieces from the collections of Jeanette Edris Rockefeller and Margaret Thompson Biddle.

Also included in the sale are important colored stones and diamonds. Highlights include colored diamonds weighing 40.56, 40.38 and 26.63 carats with an estimate of between $1.6 million and $2.5 million; a ring centered with an elegant deep blue heart modified with a 2.28-carat brilliant-cut diamond with an estimate of $1.6 million to $2.6 million; and an elegant 3.18-carat deep pink diamond ring with an estimate of between $3 million and $5 million.

Completing the sale is a selection of gorgeous evening bags from Bulgari, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, with notable provenances including The Duchess of Windsor and Italian film star Silvana Mangano.

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