A 5.03-carat diamond dubbed the ‘Aurora Green’ is expected to fetch up to $20 million (HKD 155 million) at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong this month.
The largest natural fancy vivid green diamond in the world, named after a natural light display seen in Arctic and Antarctic regions, will lead the auctioneer’s Magnificent Jewels sale on May 31. A report by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) describes the cut as “cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant” and the clarity as VS2.
“Due to their incredible rarity, top quality fancy vivid green diamonds are extremely difficult to find,” said Vickie Sek, Christie’s deputy chairman and head of jewels for Asia. “Graded by the GIA as the largest, natural fancy vivid green diamond in the world, the Aurora Green is indeed a natural wonder combining the purest vivid green color to a considerable size.”
The auction will feature more 280 jewelry lots with a combined pre-sale estimate of about $100 million.
This article courtesy of Rapaport News
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