Sotheby’s is expected to sell The Spirit of the Rose - a 14.83 carat, vivid pink, internally flawless, type IIa pink diamond, at its Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva on 11 November 2020 sale for an estimated AU$53 million. This is the largest vivid pink diamond ever to appear at auction.
The Spirit of the Rose was unearthed from the Ebelyakh mine in Sakha, Russia in July 2017. It was polished from its original rough diamond weighing 27.85 carats. This rough diamond was named ‘Nijinsky’
‘The Spirit of the Rose’ was named after the famous Russian ballet premiered in 1911.
Sotheby’s will exhibit the diamond in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, and Geneva prior to the sale.
Image: The Spirit of the Rose diamond. (Sotheby’s)