Christie’s Presents The Eden Rose


A 10.20-Carat Fancy Intense Pink Diamond Takes Centre Stage at Christie’s

An Extremely Rare Round Brilliant-Cut Fancy Intense Pink Internally Flawless Diamond of 10.20 Carats

New York Magnificent Jewels | Live Auction | 11 June 2024

Welcome back to the Canadian Jeweller blog, where we bring you the latest and greatest in the world of fine jewellery. Today, we are beyond excited to share news about an extraordinary gemstone that is set to steal the show at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction on June 11, 2024. The Eden Rose, a stunning 10.20-carat Round Brilliant Fancy Intense Pink Diamond, is the headline piece and is expected to fetch between $9,000,000 and $12,000,000 USD.

What makes The Eden Rose so exceptional? It’s not just its impressive carat weight. This diamond is classified as Type IIa, indicating it is among the most chemically pure diamonds, often exhibiting incredible optical transparency. Additionally, The Eden Rose boasts an internally flawless clarity, a characteristic that, when combined with its intense pink hue, makes it incredibly rare.

Pink diamonds are already a rare find, but those without any secondary hues are almost mythical. While many natural pink diamonds show undertones of purple, orange, or grey, The Eden Rose stands out for its pure pink colour, making it an unparalleled expression of this precious gemstone. This purity of colour, combined with its flawless clarity, positions The Eden Rose not only as a marvel of nature but also as a testament to human craftsmanship.

The Art of the Round Brilliant Cut

The round brilliant cut of The Eden Rose is designed to maximize the diamond’s inherent brilliance and fire. This cut is renowned for its ability to reflect light in a way that produces maximum sparkle, making it the preferred choice for diamonds of the highest quality. The precision involved in maintaining the diamond’s carat weight while achieving perfect proportions and symmetry speaks volumes about the skill and artistry of the gem cutters who brought The Eden Rose to life.

Christie’s has a storied history of auctioning some of the world’s most famous diamonds, and The Eden Rose continues this legacy. It is the most significant round brilliant internally flawless fancy intense pink diamond to be offered at auction since the Martian Pink sold at Christie’s Hong Kong in 2012 for a record $17 million, equating to $1.45 million per carat. The anticipation surrounding The Eden Rose is palpable, as collectors from all corners of the globe prepare to bid on this extraordinary gemstone.

Exhibition and Auction Details

Before making its way to New York, The Eden Rose will be showcased at Christie’s Hong Kong from May 24 to 27, 2024. This exhibition allows potential buyers and diamond enthusiasts to witness firsthand the exceptional beauty of this gemstone. Following its Hong Kong debut, The Eden Rose will be on display at Christie’s Rockefeller Center in New York City during Christie’s Luxury Week from June 7 to 10, providing another opportunity for the public to view this remarkable diamond before it goes under the hammer.

Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s International Head of Jewellery, expressed his excitement, stating, “Christie’s excels in presenting our collectors with the highest level of quality, exemplified by The Eden Rose. Given its rarity, we are anticipating significant interest from around the world.”

Pink diamonds have long fascinated collectors and gem enthusiasts. Their rarity and unique colour make them highly sought after. The allure of pink diamonds is not just in their beauty but also in their investment potential. Over the years, the value of pink diamonds has consistently appreciated, making them a sound investment for those fortunate enough to acquire them.

So mark your calendars for June 11, 2024, and prepare to be dazzled by the brilliance of The Eden Rose. This is more than an auction; it is a celebration of the extraordinary in the world of gemstones.