THE PINK LEGACY, the largest and finest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond will be the lead star at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction on 13 November 2018. This exceptional rectangular-cut gem weighs just under 19 carats (18.96 carats) and is estimated at US $30 to $50 million. This incomparable pink diamond, has descended from the Oppenheimer Family and is the largest pink diamond ever offered by Christie’s.
The Pink Legacy has been awarded the highest diamond color grading of VIVID and also classifies as a Type IIA diamond – making it not only one of the most strongly saturated gems but also one of the purest.
“Pink diamonds of any size and depth of colour have always had a special allure even amongst knowledgeable industry members. The 18.96 carat emerald cut pink diamond is amongst the rarest of all gemstones.” Tom Moses, Executive Vice President GIA
The Pink Legacy will go on tour around the world, starting in Honk Kong, followed by London, then New York, and finally Geneva, where it will be auctioned at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.
Other Fancy Vivid Pink diamond records at Christie’s include: THE PINK PROMISE -14.93 carats, THE SWEET JOSEPHINE – one 16.08 carats & one 9.14 carats, as well as THE VIVID PINK – one 5.00 carats & one 5.18 carats.