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At Christie’s, A Vivid Pink Diamond Could Fetch $35 Million

The largest pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond ever offered for auction could fetch up to $35 million at Christie's rare jewels sale on Nov. 8, the auctioneer said on Wednesday.

"The diamond weighs 18.18 carats, which is an extremely fortunate number for Asian collectors, and we've already had a huge amount of interest around the world," said Max Fawcett, head of Christie's jewellery department in Geneva. "The colour is exceptional; it's a true vivid pink and a clean stone; it truly, truly is a gem and something that Christie's hasn't seen in a long time." The Fortune Pink Diamond is expected to fetch between $25 and $35 million. The largest vivid pink diamond sold at Christie's was the 18.96-carat Winston Pink Legacy, which fetched $50.4 million in 2018, setting a world record per carat price for a pink diamond sold at auction. (1 US dollar = 0.9992 Swiss francs)

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Billionaire Laurence Graff paid a record-breaking $46.1 million for a magnificent vivid pink diamond weighing 24.78 carats. Originally owned by his competitor Harry Winston, it now carries graff’s name and is a part of the legendary collection of rare diamonds.

We usually advise brilliant round diamonds with a cut grade of very good, ideal, or super ideal for engagement rings (also known as hearts and arrows). A high cut grade maximises a diamond’s beauty for a given carat weight.

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It’s crucial to have a concept of what you might prefer before starting your search because it will enable you to focus on fewer of the many engagement ring possibilities that are now available. Also, when you initially start browsing, it helps to have a few distinct design concepts and the overall budget because the variety can be overwhelming.

Here are Engagement Ring Trends 2023:

1. Modern Art-Deco
2. Colored Stones
3. Lab-Grown Diamonds
4. East-West Settings
5. Multiple Large Stones

The traditional round diamond form, which is the most common, may come to mind when you think of diamonds. But if you want something different, a tonne of alternative forms may be found to suit your unique taste and style. Each diamond shape has its own fire and brilliance because they are cut to different standards, altering how they reflect light.

The most popular kinds of diamonds are listed below:

1. Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
2. Princess-Cut Diamonds
3. Marquise-Cut Diamonds
4. Cushion-Cut Diamonds
5. Emerald-Cut Diamonds
6. Radiant-Cut Diamonds
7. Pear-Shaped Diamonds
8. Oval Diamonds
9. Asscher-Cut Diamonds