• Jewels: The New York Sale & Th auction at Christies

    Sale 2211

    Jewels: The New York Sale & The Annenberg Diamond

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144


    Price Realised  


    Set with a circular-cut faint pink diamond, weighing approximately 2.56 carats, to the fluted 18k gold tapered hoop, mounted in 18k yellow and white gold
    With report 2105822741 dated 12 June 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is faint pink, natural color, VVS1 clarity

    Accompanied by a supplemental letter stating that the diamond has been determined to be a Type IIa pink diamond. Type IIa pink diamonds are very rare in nature, often have relatively few inclusions and are noted for their mostly homogenous color in the rough. Unlike many other colored diamonds, the color in pink diamonds can not only be caused by impurities, but it may also be a result of the diamond's exposure to heat and pressure during transportation into the earth's crust. Type IIa pinks have been found in a number of mining regions around the world. Historically they were found in India (particularly from the Golconda region) and, in more recent times, most notably from Brazil and Africa. Among famous gem diamonds, the 70.39 carat Empress Rose and the 28.15 carat Agra are examples of Type IIa pinks

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