Roskin Gem News Report

7 out of 10 – Fancy Color Diamonds!

Gary Roskin –
Roskin Gem News Report –
December 07, 2022 –

[This feature has been updated: December 13,2022]

Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewelry, Christie’s, sent us over the top ten list from last evening’s auction. Seven of the ten top sellers were fancy color diamonds.


This included the blue, a 31.62 carat, VVS1 (potentially internally flawless), Fancy Blue pear shape, mounted in a necklace set with colorless and pink diamond melee, front and back. 

Other fancy color diamonds making the top ten were a 107 carat Fancy Yellow cushion by Graff, a Fancy Intense Blue oval, 2.21 carats, a 104 carat Fancy Intense Yellow modified pear shape, a Fancy Vivid Blue rose cut, a pair of earrings set with fancy color heart shape diamonds, and “The DeBeers Yellow,” a 13.75 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow internally flawless emerald cut.

According to Christie’s, this 31 carat blue pear shape was the largest Fancy Blue diamond ever to go up for auction. Estimate: $10,000,000 – $15,000,000. Sold for $11,840,000.

Lot #114
Fancy blue pear-shaped potentially internally flawless diamond of 31.62 carats
Price per ct: $374,500
Estimate: $10,000,000 – 15,000,000
Sold: $11,840,000

Lot #139
A pear-shaped D color VVS1 clarity diamond pendant-necklace of 86.64 carats
Price per ct: $59,000
Estimate: $5,000,000 – 7,000,000
Sold: $5,700,000

Lot #110
Fancy yellow cushion-shaped VS2 clarity diamond brooch of 107.46 carats, by Graff
Price per ct: $24,000
Estimate: $1,800,000 – 2,500,000
Sold: $2,580,000

Lot #51
Oval-shaped G color VS2 clarity diamond ring of 51.60 carats Price per ct: $47,700
Estimate $2,200,000 – 2,800,000
Sold: $2,460,000

Lot #75
Fancy intense blue oval-shaped VVS2 clarity diamond of 2.21 carats
Price per ct: $1,058,800
Estimate: $1,200,000 – 1,800,000
Sold $2,340,000

Lot #20
Fancy intense yellow modified pear-shaped internally flawless diamond of 104.04 carats
Price per ct: $21,900
Estimate: $1,800,000 – 2,500,000
Sold: $2,280,000

Lot #105
Fancy vivid blue “modified pear double rose-cut” VS2 clarity diamond ring of 5.00 carats Price per ct: $420,000
Estimate: $2,000,000 – 4,000,000
Sold: $2,100,000

“modified pear double rose-cut”

Lot #61
Heart-Shaped Colored Diamond Earrings
Estimate: $250,000 – 350,000
Sold: $1,380,000

Lot #63
Fancy vivid yellow emerald-cut internally flawless diamond of 13.75 carats Price per ct: $91,600
Estimate: $1,100,000 – 1,800,000
Sold: $1,260,000

Colored Gemstones

Lot #44
Art Deco oval cabochon Ceylon sapphire of approximately 100.00 carats Price per ct: $13,800
Estimate: $150,000 – 250,000
Sold: $1,380,000

Tap here to see all of the results from last night’s auction.

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