JILL NEWMAN| NOVEMBER 3, 2022 –
What makes a natural diamond worth more than $30 million? A diamond that is incredibly rare and beautiful and a once-in-a-lifetime gem. A perfect example is the Fortune Pink which, at 18.18 carats, is the largest pear-shaped vivid pink diamond to ever come to auction. What’s more, the auspicious carat weight literally translates to definite prosperity in Asia.
The Fortune Pink sold for $28.8 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale on November 8th in Geneva. Just one look at the deep pink radiant diamond, it’s easy to see why industry experts call it a collector’s stone. It’s in a league of its own.
It’s not the only once-in-a-lifetime diamond to hit the auction block this month: Sotheby’s is offering a 5.53-carat fancy vivid blue diamond in its Geneva sale on November 9 for an estimate of $11 million to $15 million, but it’s likely to sell for much higher. It’s one of the eight fancy blue diamonds that are part of the De Beers Exceptional Blue Collection, which has a combined value upwards of $70 million.