Sotheby’s to Auction 15.38ct Unique Pink

A rare, pear-shaped, vivid pink diamond known as the Unique Pink will go under the hammer in Geneva on May 17th, where auctioneers expect it to fetch $38 million.

The discovery of gem-quality pink diamonds is rare, according to Sotheby's, which will auction this one as part of its “Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels” sale in Geneva on May 17.

The discovery of gem-quality pink diamonds is rare, according to Sotheby’s, which will auction this one as part of its “Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels” sale in Geneva on May 17.

The “Unique Pink”, described by Sotheby’s as “supremely rare and exceptional”, weighs 15.38 carats.

“It is difficult to imagine a diamond that better illustrates the term vivid pink than this outstanding stone,” said David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division. “The color is simply astonishing, and, for its size, it is in my experience truly unique.”

“It's so strong the colour. That makes it a very rare stone indeed, in fact it's the largest pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond ever to be offered at auction.”

The Unique Pink is so strong the colour. That makes it a very rare stone indeed, in fact it’s the largest pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond ever to be offered at auction.

“The Gemological Institute of America, the highest body for grading diamonds, have given this stone their highest possible grading, which is vivid pink,” Bennett stated.

Earlier this week, a 10.10 carat oval, internally flawless, fancy vivid blue diamond sold for $31.8 million at an auction held by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.

The stone will be on exhibit in London (April 8–12) and New York (April 15–19) prior to the auction.

Sotheby's recent auction brought in $52M which included $4.3 million for the highest-profile lot, a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond necklace worn by the late Queen Nazli of Egypt.

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