On the 29th of May, Christies auction house in Hong Kong is going to see some of the most beautiful, rare diamonds auctioned off. Among these rare diamonds at the auction will be a stunning intense pink diamond weighing 12.04 carats, and will be the first vivid, intense pink diamond to appear at auction. The diamond was first purchased in 1976, the first year the Viking 1 mission successfully landed on Mars and was named “The Martian Pink” diamond after the planet. Christies auction house have said the diamond is the largest round intense fancy pink of this significant size to appear at auction, only two round fancy pink diamonds of this kind are known in the world – including a 23.60 carat pink diamond the Queen received on the day of her royal wedding.Other spectacular diamonds and jewels among the highlights of this auction will include:
Burmese Ruby and Diamond Ring
The centre cushion cut ruby stone weights 6 carats and features five beautiful round cut diamonds set around the ruby to resemble the shape of a flower. The ring has an estimated sale price of up to $3.8 million update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = £2.3 million). Christies have stated that Burmese rubies over 5 carats are extremely rare, especial ones that have not been enhanced with colour.
Jar of Paris Diamond Ring
This unique ring features three superb diamonds – two pear-shaped and one oval shaped diamond. The centre oval shaped diamond weighs 10.67 carats and has a top colour grade D. The two pear-shaped diamonds are both internally flawless and weigh 6.07 carats and 6.04 carats. This unique diamond ring has an estimated sale price of up to $3.5 million update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = £2.2 million). The ring is currently in Paris in an apartment boutique on Place Vendome and is only available to view by appointment.
Jadeite Bead Necklace
Another item will be a jadeite bead necklace with a high estimate sale price of up to £4.5 million update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = £2.8 million). Christies have stated that the beads display a vivid emerald green desirable colour that is not too dark or too light.