$15 million Pink Diamond Ring to Headline Christie’s HK Jewel Sale
 $15 million Pink Diamond Ring to Headline Christie’s HK Jewel Sale 

$15 million Pink Diamond Ring to Headline Christie’s HK Jewel Sale

A 9.07-carat fancy intense pink diamond ring, mounted by Harry Winston and estimated at $12‑15 million will be the headliner of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong on June 2, along with a 10.32-carats [[check carat or carats?is it that the first is one stone that has 9.07 carats and this is more stones that combined total 10.32 carats??]] fancy pink diamond ring ($4‑6 million) and a Burmese no-heat pigeon’s blood ruby and diamond necklace by Etcetera, combining 120 carats of rubies ($7‑11 million).

The top lot displays an impeccable emerald-cut, which showcases a rectangular-shape and step-cut that is normally only used with white diamonds. Colored diamonds almost always show a modified cut but the present pink stone was released as an original emerald-cut, unmodified. This indicates that its rough must have been superior, a rarity in itself.

In total, the auction house will feature over 300 lots worth an estimated $85 million and amongst other top lots offered are a 3.00-carat fancy intense blue diamond ring ($2.2‑3.5 million) and a 5.02-carat fancy intense green diamond ring ($2.5‑3.5 million), both from jewelry house Moussaieff, along with several pieces by Hong Kong jeweler Etcetera, including an emerald and diamond bangle featuring one of the largest Colombian no-oil emeralds ever seen at auction at 38.51 carats ($1.5‑2.3 million) and a 5.11-carats Burmese no-heat pigeon’s blood ruby and diamond ring ($1.5‑2.3 million).

Also by Moussaieff is an impressive pair of yellow diamond ear pendants, weighing 6.76 and 6.17 carats each ($1.6‑2.3 million)

The sale is also featuring jadeite jewelry from four private collections, including that of the K’ung Hsiang-His family. K’ung was one of the key architects of China’s modern financial system and was the country’s first central bank governor. 

Information courtesy of Christie's & blouinartinfo.com