The 5.03 carat Fancy Vivid Green 'Aurora Green' made $ 16.8m or $3.3m per carat.
|Next week’s jewelry auctions in New York will wrap up a year of record prices for colored diamonds. |
Naturally fancy colored diamonds are the most valuable gemstones on the planet on a price per carat basis.
|The largest Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ever offered at auction sold for a record $57.5 million on May 18, 2016. The 14.62-carat ‘Oppenheimer Blue’.|
|Exceptionally fine colored diamonds have no fixed price and rules do not apply. Their value is determined when they are sold at auction.|
Investments in rare colored diamonds have done extremely well. Colored diamonds in 2016 continued to reach new heights in value as price records fell.
The 10.10-carat De Beers Millennium Jewel 4 sold for $32 million in April of 2016.
17.07 carat fancy intense pink diamond VVS1 made $20.8m in November 2016.
4.26-carat fancy blue diamond sold for $11.8m
The 24.18-carat “Cullinan Dream,” brought $ 25m at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale on June 9.