A 133.03 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond achieved a sale price of more than $5.5 million, becoming the largest fancy vivid yellow diamond to sell at auction.
This was the top lot at Sotheby’s December 5 Magnificent Jewels auction in New York. The unmounted cushion modified brilliant-cut gem with VS2 clarity surpassed its high estimate of $5 million.
The diamond was purchased by Diacore, a diamond manufacturer best known for crafting rare, exceptional diamonds and high-end jewelry.
The company also has a joint partnership with Sotheby’s called “Sotheby’s Diamonds,” in which they manufacture and market diamonds specifically for private sale at Sotheby’s locations in London, New York and Hong Kong.