By Erika W.
The “Clark Pink,” a rare pink diamond formerly owned by copper heiress, Huguette M. Clark, achieved a record price of $15.7 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Sale on April 17. The 9 carat antique cushion-cut fancy vivid purplish-pink achieved the highest price for any pink diamond sold at auction in the U.S. The pink diamond, which was estimated to sell for $6 to $8 million, sold to Brett Stettner of Stettner Investment Diamonds, who told JCK he was willing to pay even more. JCK also reported that Stettner plans to refine the diamond and rename it the “Clark Grenald Stettner Pink.”
Other notable diamonds sold at Christie’s New York include a 44.09 carat emerald-cut D IF diamond dubbed “The Perfect Diamond,” which sold for $7.4 million and a 19.86 carat emerald-cut diamond formerly owned by Huguette M. Clark, which fetched $3.1 million.
Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels Sale achieved a grand total of $70.7 million.
The “Clark Pink,” an antique cushion-cut fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond of 9 carats sold for $15.7 million at Christie’s New York. The fancy pink was sold mounted in a Belle Époque setting by Dreicer & Co., circa 1910. The ring is said to have originally belonged to Ms. Clark’s mother and was later passed down to her daughter.
Dubbed “The Perfect Diamond” this emerald-cut diamond of 44.09 carats, graded D color with Internally Flawless clarity, sold for $7.4 million at Christie’s on April 17.