AN EXCEPTIONAL FANCY VIVID YELLOW DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING
艷麗卓絕 8.88卡拉 艷彩黃色鑽石 配 鑽石 戒指
Set with an oval fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 8.88 carats, between two marquise-shaped diamonds, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold, size 6.
Accompanied by GIA report no. 2205965096, dated 17 July 2020, stating that the 8.88 carat diamond is Fancy Vivid Yellow, Natural Colour, VS2 Clarity.
Accompanied by GIA report no. 2205965096, dated 17 July 2020, stating that the 8.88 carat diamond is Fancy Vivid Yellow, Natural Colour, VS2 Clarity. Please refer to the report for further details.
Stamped 750 for 18 karat white and yellow gold. Marquise-shaped diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 0.80 carat in total, are about G colour, VVS-VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mounting. Metal in as new condition. Overall in excellent condition.
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The fascinating hue of a yellow diamond has quickly become an integral part of any diamond connoisseur’s collection. The inherent charm of a yellow diamond capturing the sun’s rays gives the sentiments of joy and happiness. This eclectic and electric hue is owed to the presence of nitrogen within a diamond’s atom. Unsurprisingly, the intensity of the yellow colour depends entirely on the amount of nitrogen present. Yellow diamonds occur in a wide range of saturations and the grade of Fancy Vivid Yellow is the highest and most coveted colour grade for yellow diamonds determined by GIA.
Even amongst the fancy vivid yellow colour grade alone, there can be a range of hues and tones which register differently in its appearance. Some carry a crisp lemon yellow colour whilst others emulate a warm golden ray. To each is their own but some vibrant hues are simply unmistakable. A renown mine in Sierra Leone, right in the heart of the rainforest region, lies a small community named Zimmi. For many years, the most sought-after yellow diamonds have been discovered from the region, better known as The Zimmi Diamond. Zimmi Diamonds are a rare vivid yellow which stands out from the more commonly seen canary yellow diamond. It has a much higher level of colour saturation raising its value up to around 2 times higher than their other vivid peers. With colour comparable to a Zimmi Diamond, lot 1750 is a treasure which radiates from deep within.
Lot 1750 not only embodies the most captivating glow of colour but is a remarkable fancy vivid yellow diamond of 8.88 carats which personifies the number symbolising luck and wealth. In Chinese, the number eight, pronounced as “ba” has a special association with prosperity owing to the similarity of its pronunciation to the term “prosperous”, “fa”, in Chinese. The spectacular 8.88 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond exemplifies three eights – an extremely rare and fortunate case.
Though a fortunate occurrence, it is by no coincidence that such an in-demand carat weight exists. The skill and expertise required of the diamond cutter to achieve such an immaculate level of precision cannot be left to fate, one polish too deep and the idyllic carat weight of 8.88 would diminish.
A result of nature’s blessing, a saturation so strong, perfected by the careful workmanship upon discovery brings to light a beam of vibrancy encompassed within Lot 1750.
黃鑽色彩炫目迷人，一直是鑽石收藏家不可或缺的珍藏。黃鑽閃耀著太陽般的明亮光彩，散發天然魅力，為世人帶來幸福與喜樂。它那豐富多變、令人傾心的黃彩，源自鑽石的碳晶體內蘊含的氮元素。黃鑽色澤濃淡不一，根據美國寶石學院（GIA）所劃分的等級，艷彩黃色（Fancy Vivid Yellow）是最高級的黃鑽色彩，備受世人青睞。
單論艷彩黃色鑽石的等級，已有多種不同的成色與色調，令每顆黃鑽均顯得獨一無二；有些黃鑽呈現鮮豔的檸檬黃，有些散發溫暖宜人的金黃色調。著名礦區兹密（Zimmi）小鎮位於塞拉利昂熱帶雨林地域的中心，多年來曾開採出不少備受追捧的傳奇黃鑽，這些鑽石被稱為「兹密鑽石」（The Zimmi Diamond）。兹密鑽石呈罕有的彩黃色，比相對較為常見的淡黃色鑽石更為矚目。兹密鑽石的色澤飽滿濃艷，價值比其他彩黃色鑽高出約兩倍。拍品1750的色彩可媲美兹密鑽石，其輝煌色澤自鑽石深處併發而出，是不可多得的稀世珍寶。