|1940's 6.22ct yellow diamond and emerald pin set in platinum and 18k sold for $260, 000 at Dupuis Auction, June 12, 2011.|
My goodness. Are you ready for this? The "hammer price" was $260, 000 CAD!
But then, this pin dates to the 1940's and the kicker is that yellow diamond in its center: it is a whopping 6.22cts. Then factor in the emeralds, along with the platinum and 18k mounting and well ... what can I say? Even Dupuis estimated it would fetch $60,000 - $80,000 CAD?! Some seller is smiling today! If you want to see what else sold big and for how much, just go HERE.
So that said, I return to our comparatively humble and very affordable VIP sale which has only 3 days left in it, including today. Maybe our gorgeous natural yellow diamond ring below isn't as large as the Dupuis diamond, but it's just as beautiful and very worth the investment as yellow diamonds continue to demand and fetch high dollars.
Maybe you'd prefer this one below. It costs twice as much but I can just imagine what it would fetch at the Dupuis auction:
Of course, not everyone reading this blog is into expensive diamond rings. Depending on your pocketbook and taste, perhaps you'd like to save a further 15% off the asking price of only $395 on this lovely 14k gold amethyst pin: