The diamond will be the star highlight at Christie’s Hong Kong’s Magnificent Jewels Live Auction on May 23
April 1, 2021: The unprecedented sized 15.81 carat Sakura diamond, the largest of its kind, is going under the hammer soon. This naturally coloured purple-pink diamond is amongst the rarest and most valuable gemstones. It will be offered at Christie’s upcoming Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Live Auction on May 23.
Fewer than 10% of pink diamonds weigh more than 1/5 of a carat, but this Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond is an unprecedented 15.81 carats. Its estimated value is US$25 million to 38 million. The diamond’s exceptional rarity, extraordinary optical transparency, brilliant colour, and enormous size make it an exceptionally important and eternal masterpiece of nature.
This glorious purple-pink gem is graded ‘fancy vivid’ for its perfect display of strong saturation and remarkable pink hue with a secondary colour of purple, resembling the fascinating colour of cherry blossoms — appropriately coinciding with spring. Its unique expression of mesmerizing beauty undoubtedly captures the hearts of discerning connoisseurs and collectors worldwide.