Antique colored gemstone jewelry is one of the most prized possessions and commands a good price at the auction. This is the reasons experts expect that The Princie Diamond will be one most expensive gemstone ever to be sold. It is among few of the largest and finest pink diamonds available in the world and could sell for more than $50m.
This rare and beautiful colored diamond weighs 34.65 carats and is believed to have originated from the ancient Golconda mines in South Central India. The first recorded history of this gemstone mentions that it was part of the treasure of the Royal family of Hyderabad.
We completely understand that at times it may be difficult to even imagine how big this diamond is, so let us give you a comparison. Do you remember the pink diamond engagement ring Ben Affleck famously gave to Jennifer Lopez? This ring had a 6.1-carat pink diamond and one cannot miss it on her fingers, and this pink diamond is almost 6 times of that carat weight. Huge! Isn’t it!!!
Besides the size, according to Christie it becomes even more precious as The Princie is currently the largest fancy pink colored diamond from Golconda mines to be graded at GIA (Gemological Institute of America). The mysterious and extraordinary history makes it even rarer. So, simply put it is an invaluable treasure.
This stone got the name from Prince of Baroda. It is said that the diamond was at a Van Cleef & Arpels party in Paris, which he attended with his mother Maharani Sita Devi when he was 14-year-old.
Chairman of Christie’s Jewelry Department, François Curiel said that besides being the largest and the finest pink colored diamond, it also brings together the legendary names of Golconda, Nizam of Hyderabad, and the Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda and the rich history, combined with its rare pink hue, will make it popular among all collectors in the world who are seeking the best of the best in gemstones.