The Largest Vivid Orange Known to Exist Sells for $36 Million
It is always exciting when a natural fancy color diamond sells at auction, but it’s fascinating when it is the only diamond of it’s kind making history and news around the world.
On Tuesday evening Christie’s Geneva sold a magnificent 14.82 carat pear-shaped vivid orange VS1 diamond for $36 million dollars ($32.6 million Swiss francs).
What makes this sale so extraordinary is that this diamond is the largest fancy-vivid diamond in existence. Selling at $2.4 million per carat set a record for an orange diamond of its type according to the auction house.
Orange diamonds are exceptionally rare, so it is little wonder that the diamond sold for almost double its pre-sale estimate which was between $17 – $20 million.