RAPAPORT… A yellow diamond sold for double its asking price at Alrosa’s colored-diamond auction in Hong Kong, the miner reported.
The oval-cut, 15.11-carat, fancy-vivid-orangey-yellow polished diamond was the top seller at the miner’s True Colours auction at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, which fetched a total of $9 million.
“The collection of large colored stones — all cut by our company — which we brought to Hong Kong was the biggest in Alrosa’s history,” Pavel Vinikhin, director of Diamonds Alrosa, the miner’s cutting division said last week. “We sold the lots for well above their starting prices and consider the auction results to be very positive.”
Alrosa sold a total of 210 stones to more than 100 participants from around the world, with the largest contingent of buyers coming from China, it said.
The miner plans to hold another auction in the near future, as Typhoon Mangkhut prevented many clients from attending the Hong Kong fair, it added. The company will hold additional True Colours auctions once or twice a year.
Image: The 15.11-carat diamond. (Alrosa)
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