Brazilian "Strawberry Pink" Diamond Ring Available by
An extremely rare Natural Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink Diamond from
Brazil, known as the Strawberry Pink, is
available by appointment only at select One and Only One™ locations nationwide.
The 2-carat cushion-cut Strawberry Pink Diamond, VS1, is flanked by a pair of
Natural Fancy Blue Diamonds (0.94 carat), set on a ring of platinum and rose
gold. All three diamonds are accompanied by certificates from the Gemological
Institute of America (GIA). The price of the ring is available upon request.
"The color of this Brazilian Pink Diamond is so highly
saturated it actually displays mysterious flashes of red," said Joe Padulo, CEO of Padulo Privé, an adviser to elite
jewelers and luxury brands. "When you consider the staggering performance
of Pink Diamonds at auction in the past three years, the Strawberry Pink will
no doubt find its way to the portfolio of a discerning investor."
On November 12, 2013, at Sotheby's Geneva, New York-based diamond cutter Isaac Wolf beat three other bidders, two of them from
the Far East, to buy the Pink Star, a 59.60-carat Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond, for
$83 million. This is a record price for any gemstone
at auction. The previous record was held by the Graff Pink, a 24.78-carat Fancy
Intense Pink that was sold for $45.6 million in
2010, at Sotheby's Geneva. The 34.65-carat
Princie, a Fancy Intense Pink, raised $39.3 million
at Christie's in New York last April.
"Frankly, when I sold the Graff three years ago, I thought
it would be a record for a very long time. Tonight's price is really quite
extraordinary three years later," Sotheby's auctioneer David Bennett told Reuters on November
12, 2013, "It means the three top prices paid for gemstones are all
Of all diamond colors, pink is the most intriguing. Unlike other
colored diamonds, the phenomenon of Natural Pink Diamonds is a scientific
mystery. It is thought that the color is created by a twist within the atomic
lattice during formation, the result of immense heat and pressure beneath the
earth's surface. Heavily saturated pure pinks and purplish pinks are considered
prized collectibles, with prices reflecting their rarity and desirability.
To make an appointment to view the Natural Fancy Vivid Purplish
Pink Diamond Ring, please visit: www.TheOneAndOnlyOne.com.
SOURCE The One and Only One