According to Christie’s, the diamond’s color is highly saturated. The vivid yellow literally blazes with color, unlike any yellow diamond I’ve ever seen, said Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s Head of Jewelry for Christie’s Americas. He added that a stone of such depth of color and size was a freak occurrence, and a once in a lifetime opportunity for collectors.
This stone also has the potential to surpass the per-carat price of $203,000 achieved for the Golden Drop, a pear-shape 18.49 ct. yellow diamond sold in June 1990 at Christie’s London.
A rare diamond will be on view at Christie’s London on August 30 and 31.