A rare 21.30 carats Type IIa oval-cut fancy light pink diamond and diamond ring. Estimate $4,000,000 – $6,000,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
Set with an oval-cut fancy light pink diamond, weighing approximately 21.30 carats, within a single-cut diamond surround, to the single-cut diamond pierced gallery and half-hoop, mounted in platinum
With report 2115669810 dated 7 April 2014 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy light pink, natural color, VS1 clarity
Accompanied by a supplemental letter from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond has been determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan I and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor, are examples of Type IIa
With report 14040213 dated 1May 2014 from the Gübelin Gem Lab stating that the diamond is fancy light pink, natural color, VS1 clarity
Accompanied by a supplemental « Golconda » appendix from the Gübelin Gem Lab stating that « The type IIa diamond of 21.30 carats, outstandingly pink, displays a superior quality in purity of color and transparency unique to the finest of type IIa diamonds »
CHRISTIE’S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 10 December 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.