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World’s Largest Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond at Christie’s Geneva

World’s largest fancy vivid orange diamond will be offered at Christie’s auction of Magnificent Jewels to be held in Geneva on 12 November 2013. The 14.82-carat diamond which is also the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear at auction is expected to fetch  $17 – 20 million at the sale. Pure orange stone, which gemologist Edwin Streeter called “fire diamonds” in his 1882 book “The Great Diamonds of the World,” are exceptionally rare in nature. It has been with the same anonymous owner for at least 30 years, the auction house said, describing its clarity as VS1.

14 Carat Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond, World’s Largest, Being Auctioned by Christie’s

“It’s very, very good, but it has natural imperfections,” said Alan Bronstein, a consultant in colored diamonds, who knows the stone. The only other fancy vivid orange diamond sold at auction weighed 5.54 carats. Known as “The Pumpkin Diamond,” it fetched $1.3 million at Sotheby’s in 1997, selling to Ronald Winston, a son of the Harry Winston founder.

Christie’s sale, which take place at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues will comprise over 280 lots, including some of the rarest gems, impressive period and signed jewels as well as Royal treasures. Other highlights of the sale include an exceptional ruby and coloured diamond ring, set with an oval – shaped ruby, weighing approximately 5.09 carats, estimated to fetch $1,6 – 2,7 million.

14 Carat Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond, World’s Largest, Being Auctioned by Christie’s 14 Carat Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond, World’s Largest, Being Auctioned by Christie’s

 

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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