Christie’s announced that the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear for sale at auction will lead its November 12, 2013 Magnificent Jewels auction, which is to be held in Geneva. The impressive gem weighs in at about 14.82 carats.
As quoted in the press release:
Pure orange diamonds, also named ‘Fire diamonds’ by famous gemologist Edwin Streeter in his book The Great Diamonds of the World (1882), are exceptionally rare in nature. Among the very few fancy vivid orange diamonds that were ever sold at auction, the largest was less than 6 carats, making THE ORANGE diamond, weighing 14.82 carats, the ultimate possession for diamond collectors.