DALLAS, TX.- The legendary Hope Diamond, the Dresden Green and Hancock Red exemplify the breathless beauty found deep in the earth's crust. These coveted gems are symbols of power and wealth, romance and intrigue. Heritage Auctions is celebrating colored diamonds on Sept. 25 with its Beverly Hills Fine Jewelry auction. A collection of the extraordinary diamonds offered will tour the country showing off their rainbow hues and mystic beauty in Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills beginning Sept. 7 in Dallas. 

An exceedingly rare 3.23-carat Fancy Blue Diamond, Diamond, Platinum Ring (est. $900,000-1,200,000) is worth noting with its mesmerizing hue. Rarely encountered, this Fancy Blue Diamond is fashioned into a lovely cushion-shape. 

"No two diamonds are alike and all collectors would agree that natural fancy blue diamonds, although possessing the same grade, can be vastly different. You have to see this beautiful gem in person to truly appreciate it," said Gina D'Onofrio, Heritage Auctions director of Fine Jewelry, Beverly Hills. "This collection of colored and colorless diamonds is a rarity for a September auction and it is presents a unique opportunity for savvy collectors." 

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3.23 carats Fancy Blue Diamond, Diamond, Platinum Ring. Estimate: $900,000 - $1,200,000. 

The ring features a cushion-shaped blue diamond measuring 8.11 x 7.98 x 5.38 mm and weighing 3.23 carats, enhanced by round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, set in platinum. A GIA report # 2185595637, dated July 21, 2017, stating Natural, Fancy Blue color, SI2 clarity, accompanies the center stone. Gross weight 8.10 grams. Size: 6 (sizeable)

Also featured are a 5.04-carat Fancy Intense Purplish-Pink Diamond, Ring (est. $100,000-150,000), a 7.48-carat rectangular brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, White Gold Ring (est. $40,000-70,000) and a 10.45-carat Fancy Yellow oval-shaped Ring (est. $40-000-70,000) and a matched pair of Fancy Yellow Diamond earrings (est. $25,000-35,000) with a total weight of over 6.00 carats. 

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5.04 carats Fancy Intense Purplish-Pink Diamond, Diamond, Platinum Ring. Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000. 

The ring features a cushion-shaped fancy intense purplish-pink diamond measuring 9.88 x 9.15 x 6.35 mm and weighing 5.04 carats, enhanced by bullet-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.35 carat, set in platinum. A GIA report # 1182505402, dated June 14, 2017, stating Natural, Fancy Intense Purplish-Pink color, accompanies the center stone. Gross weight 6.81 grams. Size: 6 (sizeable)

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7.48 carats Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, White Gold Ring. Estimate: $40,000 - $70,000. 

The ring features a cut-cornered rectangular-cut fancy intense yellow diamond measuring 11.72 x 10.16 x 6.58 mm and weighing 7.48 carats, set in 18k white gold. A GIA report # 6187505390, dated June 16, 2017, stating Natural, Fancy Intense Yellow color, accompanies the center stone. Gross weight 9.31 grams. Size: 5-3/4 (sizeable)

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10.45 carats Fancy Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Ring. Estimate: $40,000 - $70,000. 

The ring features an oval modified brilliant-cut fancy yellow diamond measuring 16.26 x 10.06 x 7.37 mm and weighing 10.45 carats, set in 18k gold, enhanced by triangle-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, set in platinum. A GIA report # 2183505448, dated June 16, 2017, stating Natural, Fancy Yellow color, Even, accompanies the center stone. Gross weight 9.20 grams.
Size: 6 (sizeable)

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3.59 carats Fancy Yellow Diamond, Diamond, White Gold Earrings. Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000. 

The earrings feature a radiant-cut fancy yellow diamond measuring 8.42 x 8.26 x 5.34 mm and weighing 3.59 carats, together with a radiant-cut fancy yellow diamond measuring 8.86 x 8.19 x 4.84 mm and weighing 3.06 carats, enhanced by triangle and marquise-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.00 carats, set in 14k white gold. GIA reports # 2181507817 and 1182507792, dated June 14, 2017, stating Natural, Fancy Yellow color, Even, accompanies the center stones. Gross weight 8.93 grams. Dimensions: 11/16 inch x 5/8 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears, and are easily converted

No auction would be complete without a vast selection of colorless diamonds to complement the bouquet of colors already mentioned. Heritage Auctions is offering diamonds ranging from 1.00 carat to over 6.00 carats, including a gorgeous 6.23-carat pear-shaped white diamond.  

 

The national tour of diamonds will commence with a reception preview in Dallas, Sept. 7, followed by a full preview Sept. 8-9. The second stop in New York City will feature a full preview Sept. 14-15 before the tour concludes with a full preview in Beverly Hills, Sept. 22-25. 

The remaining top lots include but are not limited to: 

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5.50 carats D color, VS1 clarity Diamond, Platinum Ring. Estimate: $200,000 - $250,000. 

The ring features an emerald-cut diamond measuring 10.91 x 9.05 x 6.08 mm and weighing 5.50 carats, accented by tapered baguette-cut diamonds, set in platinum. A GIA report # 2181605594, dated July 17, 2017, stating D color, VS1 clarity, accompanies the diamond. Gross weight 9.20 grams. Size: 7 (sizeable)

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4.66 carats Burma Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum Ring, Bvlgari. Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000. 

The ring centers an oval-shaped sapphire measuring 10.42 x 8.56 x 5.70 mm and weighing approximately 4.66 carats, framed by marquise and pear-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.60 carats, set in platinum, marked Bvlgari. An AGL report # 1082347, dated March 16, 2017, stating Natural Corundum, Sapphire, Burma Origin, No Gemological Evidence of Heat, accompanies the sapphire. Gross weight 6.37 grams. Size: 5-1/2 (sizeable);

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Antique Diamond, Platinum Necklace. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000. 

The graduated rivière necklace features European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 25.00 carats, set in platinum. Gross weight 34.17 grams. Length: 15 inches.

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Art Deco Diamond, Ruby, Platinum Bracelet. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000. 

The bracelet features six oval and two pear shaped bezel set rubies highlighted by calibre-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 3.60 carats enhanced by round single and rose-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2,65 carats all in platinum. Gross weight: 18.40 grams. Dimensions: 6 1/8 inches x 1/4 inch.
Property from the Estate of Lupita Tovar and Paul Kohner, Bel Air, California