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Top Ten Fancy Colored Diamonds Sold at Sotheby’s 2009-2014

By Ettagale Blauer

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The Graff Pink

$46,158,674 — Sotheby’s Geneva, November 2010

Fancy intense pink round-cornered rectangular step-cut diamond, 24.78 carats, VVS2, potentially flawless, type IIa.

The Graff Vivid Yellow
$16,347,847 — Sotheby’s Geneva, May 2014

Fancy vivid yellow cushion modified brilliant diamond, 100.09 carats, VS2, by Graff.

Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond
$12,778,544  — Sotheby’s Hong Kong, April 2012

Fancy vivid blue square emerald-cut diamond, 8.01 carats, VVS1.

The Sun-Drop Diamond
$12,361,558 — Sotheby’s Geneva, November 2011

Fancy vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond, 110.03 carats, VVS1.

Fancy Deep Blue Diamond
$10,860,146 — Sotheby’s Geneva, November 2012

Fancy deep blue briolette diamond, 10.48 carats, flawless.

Fancy Intense Pink Diamond
$10,840,358 — Sotheby’s Geneva, May 2011

Fancy intense pink emerald-cut diamond, 10.99 carats, VS1, type IIa.

The Walska Briolette Diamond Brooch
$10,555,775 — Sotheby’s Geneva, November 2013

Fancy vivid yellow briolette diamond, 96.62 carats, VS2, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1971.

Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond
$10,135,897 — Sotheby’s Hong Kong, October 2011

Fancy vivid blue cushion-shaped diamond, 6.01 carats, VVS2.

Star of Josephine
$9,488,754 — Sotheby’s Geneva, May 2009

Fancy vivid blue cushion-shaped diamond,
7.03 carats, internally flawless.

Fancy Intense Pink Diamond
$8,594,500 — Sotheby’s New York, December 2012

Fancy intense pink oval diamond, 6.54 carats, internally flawless, by Oscar Heyman & Brothers.

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