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Bonhams Gets Fancy with Colored-Diamond Auction

June 3, 2024  |  Leah Meirovich
Bonhams pink and yellow diamond rings image

A 13.33-carat yellow diamond with an estimated price tag of up to $120,000 will lead an upcoming Bonhams sale focusing solely on colored diamonds. 

The unmounted cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut, fancy-light-yellow, VVS1-clarity diamond is one of 23 lots that will star in the Fancy and Brilliant: A Collection of Colored Diamonds sale, Bonhams said last week. All the stones at the event — which began May 31 and runs through June 7 — are from the collection of a single owner. 

The lots on offer comprise unmounted diamonds, rings, and pendants, Bonhams noted. One ring features a pear modified brilliant-cut, 1.01-carat, fancy-intense-pink, I2 diamond surrounded by pink-tinted and white diamonds, boasting a high estimate of $100,000. A cut-cornered square modified brilliant, 10.01-carat, fancy-yellow, VS1 diamond on another ring has a presale price range of $75,000 to $95,000. 

A ring featuring a cut-cornered square modified brilliant, 1.04-carat, fancy-green-blue, VS2 diamond center stone within a surround of pink-tinted diamonds carries an estimate of $70,000 to $90,000.  

“This charming collection from a private estate offers a wide selection of fancy-colored diamonds, from blue [to] fancy-intense-pink,” said Caroline Morrissey, director and head of jewelry for New York at Bonhams. “It is a rarity to offer so many impressive colored diamonds within a single sale, and we are honored to share these stones with the world.” 

Image: Some of the colored diamonds featured in the sale. (Bonhams)

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