A five-carat cushion-cut pink diamond known as “The Vivid Pink” is set to lead Christie’s Hong Kong sale this fall.
According to a media release, the Vivid Pink is the largest potentially flawless fancy-vivid-pink diamond ever offered for sale at auction.
Property of a private collector and set in a ring by renowned jeweler Laurence Graff, the diamond is expected to fetch between $5-$7 million.
While just a quarter the size of the record-holding pink gem and not quite flawless, the stone’s “vivid pink” is considered near perfect and the auction house has touted it as one of the best colored stones to appear in recent years.
“There are pink diamonds and then there are pink diamonds,” said Francois Curiel, the international head of Christie’s jewelry department.
“It is extremely rare for a stone of such top quality to appear on the market with top notes in color, cut, clarity and carat weight.
This 5-carat vivid pink gem combines the best of all criteria,” Curiel added.
Christie’s fall Hong Kong sale is set for Dec. 1. Yahoo/Reuters