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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CLICLASP's Avatar
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    The strand was not in the salesroom, but only by looking at that giant photo it was breathless, the glow, the matching strands, were amazing.
    So the sale started very quietly, but the price rose sharply, then there were special moments when the auctioneer went from a person to another very quickly and you have to keep attention to follow what was happening.
    And there were other moments, a kind of "heavy" silence floated in the room and it was nearly oppressive, when he created some dramatic suspense, teasing bidders to get higher offers, this atmosphere I did not see it for stones.

    http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/j...3-details.aspx

    The strands composed of seventy-five, seventy-six, eighty-one, eighty-seven, ninety-one, one hundred, and one hundred and four graduated round to button-shaped natural pearls, measuring approximately 17.05 to 5.1 mm, to the old-mine diamond-set bar clasp, shortest row 53.5 cm
    614 saltwater pearls, from white to cream with distinct ros? and green overtones


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    "Spectacular" does not adequately describe that 7 strand necklace. Glorious, magnificent, stunning, elegant, timeless, and well, just delicious! And with that clasp...perfection!

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    I love experiencing the excitement of the auction with you.
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    And now it reaches 6,5 millions of swiss francs, and the auctioneer is teasing the bidders, left, right, with theatrical effects ...
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    And this is the final hammer price (without taxes and premium) yes 7,3 millions for a 7 strands, WOW.
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    Nice to take a peek at such rare treasures.

    Pink diamonds in vivid are very rare & large sizes even rarer. Gosh even tiny pink diamonds are pricy. 1 ct vivid pink is many times more $ than white & pinks are rare in good grades so even SI 1 & 2 are costly.

    I guess pink diamonds will be even harder to obtain & the price will rise as the Argyle mine in Australia where the modern pinks are found is closing soon. One never knows maybe they will be mined somewhere in the future but looks like for now pinks are close to impossible to find. Argyle vivid pinks seem to have a orange cast but are very deeply colored.

    It went for over $71 Millon dollars!!! Probably the largest flawless vivid pink type 2A in existance. Curiously mined from South Africa in 1999. WOW!
    A rare type 2A so no wonder it must be glorious to see it in person.

    Pink would not be my favorite color diamond. I still think a colorless white & blue would be my preferred i I had millions to spend...LOL

    Thanks!!! I never saw this diamond!

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    The famous pink diamond that was on sale at this time, was unpaid and for sale again some years later ...
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    Its alot of money!!!! Still if you want the biggest pink type 2A its not going to be cheap. Gosh but that is an incredible sum!

    Still its an investment as the top big faancy diamonds tend to increase in value & pinks are incredibly rare in any good size & quality.
    1 ct can sell for $200,000 way over the average D VVS white.

    Sotherbys is auctioned it again this year supposedly 4/4/17 in HK & fetched $71.2 mill
    Seems the previous owner paid $82.3 mill but defaulted.

    Usually these diamonds are bought in the orient. I think about a 16 ct one was bought for a mans young daughter for $28 mil,
    He seems to buy her alot. What a lucky girl.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...for-record-48m
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    yes and I saw the first time it was on auction in Geneva, and I can tell you is a wonderful one
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    Wow, it must be nice to see all those fine jewels but bittersweet when you know you can't take some home.

    I don't know what I'd do with a 50 ct diamond. Most likely you would need a safe.

    Elizabeth Taylor wore her huge 33 ct Krupp asscher cut diamond ring a gift from Richard Burton all the time but guess she had body guards.
    I love asscher cuts!

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    I am happy to know it exists and lucky to have seen it. I cannot imagine bringing back home La Joconde nor the Hope diamond
    So lucky to notice it's 2 hours train from home, and get there to see it!
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