Two extraordinary diamonds highlight the sale of Magnificent Jewels in New York this December. ‘The Light of Golconda’, is an exceptionally rare old mine cushion diamond of 33.03 carats, and its mesmerizing beauty harkens back to historic stones from the legendary mines of Golconda. Pure pink, the rarest color of diamonds, is intensely saturated throughout a 22.17 carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond ring that is one of only two dozen significantly sized pinks ever to appear at auction. Period jewels also feature prominently in the sale including a magnificent Art Deco diamond sautoir by Cartier that is a storied family heirloom, as well as designs by Lalique, Mauboussin and Flato. Collectors of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels will find wonderful examples of their gold jewels, and those drawn to more contemporary styles will discover an array of pieces from Buccellati, David Webb and Michele della Valle. The sale also offers connoisseur-caliber colored gems, including a heavenly blue 16.40 carat Kashmir sapphire and ‘The Burma Rose’, a brilliant ruby of 10.37 carats. White diamonds are another strength of the Magnificent Jewels sale, as the auction offers a compelling selection of top-quality stones from Estate and private collections.