75 carats Vivid Yellow Diamond Highlights Christie’s New York Auction

October 12th, 2015 by Noam Flint

On Oct. 20 in New York City, Christie’s will host its “Important Jewels” diamond auction. Every year, Christie’s does its best to outdo the spectacular gems from the previous auctions, and this year is no different.

The diamonds of the 2015 New York auction are some of the most impressive in the world. The auction will include over 300 jewels of every shape, color and size. All of these precious stones add up to a hefty sum, too. The expected total sales of the “Important Jewels” auction are supposed to reach $20 million.

Yellow diamonds take the spotlight

Featured amongst a stunning array of colored diamonds, including several pink and yellow diamonds rings, is a 75.56-carat vivid yellow diamond that has had potential bidders in a stir since its unveiling.

75 carat vivid yellow diamond
75.56-carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond
Image: Christie’s

This diamond earned the fancy vivid grading, the highest possible color grading in the yellow diamonds color scale (and most expensive). The shimmering yellow diamond is brilliantly cut to perfection and set in a gold ring. The final polish of the stone makes the beauty of this yellow diamond unmatched. According to Christie’s:

A diamond of this size and color is truly exceptional.”

The estimated value of this particularly notable gem is between $3 million to $4 million, meaning its sale could account for 15 percent to 20 percent of the auction’s total revenue.

Other awe-inspiring items

Aside from the impressive 75.56-carat yellow diamond, the auction featured “The Collection of a Distinguished Lady,” an array of classical brooches adorned with precious stones.

David Webb, an American jeweler, organized the collection, which includes a beautiful spider brooch estimated between $30,000 and $50,000.

Bidders will also have the opportunity to purchase a 7.11-carat pear-shaped fancy intense yellowish-green diamond ring set in a rose gold ring with a halo of pink diamonds, a 34.12-carat cushion-cut fancy yellow diamond ring set in platinum and 18-carat gold and an 18.8-carat D-color marquise-cut diamond ring.

Two of the signed pieces include a $40,000 to $50,000 Cartier Panthère ring and a Bulgari Serpenti bracelet watch that could sell for $100,000 to $150,000.

The New York auction has a reputation for featuring some of the most stunning jewels in the world. This year’s Christie’s auction should hold true to that tradition. From one of the largest yellow diamonds on the market to Webb’s new brooch collection, the 2015 sale will surely prove to be an exciting event.

The Tuesday sale will be held at Christie’s Rockefeller Center auction house.