$42M Pink Diamond

Monday,06 November 2017 11:474 Comments

A fancy vivid pink diamond will officially be the most expensive piece of jewelry Christie’s Hong Kong has ever auctioned when it goes under the hammer at the Magnificent Jewels sale this month.


The 14.93-carat, VVS1-clarity, type IIa stone, known as the Pink Promise, has an estimate of $28 million to $42 million, Christie’s announced Wednesday.


It will be one of more than 290 lots in the November 28 auction, though it won’t be the only pink diamond on offer: An 8.80-carat, fancy intense pink, VVS1 stone set in a ring is expected to sell for $8.8 million to $12 million.


Other items will include an 8.17-carat pigeon’s blood Burmese ruby ring at an estimated $5.8 million to $8 million, as well as a jadeite-bead and diamond necklace for a projected $7.3 million to $10 million.


John Bassett


  1. Victoria V says:


    Let’s go!! That auction sounds like a lot of fun. Brooke turned me onto the new updated site and I have to agree with her, it’s amazing! I really enjoy the interactive aspect to it. It sounds like we will all be out your way for a few months soon. I can’t wait to catch up!

    VV (10012)

    1. John B says:


      It was great talking with you this morning and yes that Auction would be a very cool road trip! I am looking forward to seeing you all soon back in Carmel for a few months. As I mentioned to Brooke, thank you for being such a RockFinders fan over the years. Safe travels!!


    2. JB says:

      Christie’s on Tuesday sold a 14.93-carat pink diamond it dubbed a “Picasso of the diamond world” for HK$249.9 million (US$32 million), the most expensive jewellery it has ever sold in Asia as the Hong Kong auction market …

  2. Margaret M says:


    WOW!!! you have amazing pieces on your site. The Red Diamonds are simply amazing, just seeing the certificates takes my breathe away. I have never seen a Red Diamond and yet you have two that are GIA Certified. This site is amazing. I look forward to seeing and reading new content as it is available.

    Margaret M

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