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Princie Pink Diamond Up For Sale

Princie Cushion Cut Pink Diamond

Christie’s Auction House of New York reported the upcoming auction of the Princie Diamond, a 34.65 fancy intense pink cushion cut diamond.  The Princie Diamond is at auction for the first time in 50 years and is expected to bring in an estimated $30 to $40 million.

The Princie Diamond originated from South Central India in the ancient diamond mines of Golconda. The stone initially belonged to the Royal Family of Hyderabad, ruler of one of the wealthiest provinces of the Mughal Empire.

In 1960, the diamond was purchased by the London branch of Van Cleef & Arpels for £46,000 and was named at a party at its Paris location in honor of 14-year-old Prince of Baroda, who attended the party with his mother Maharani Sita Devi.

According to Christie’s, the Gemological Institute of America designated the diamond as a type IIa diamond which is considered to be the most chemically pure type of diamond with exceptional optical transparency.
Cushion Cut Princie Pink Damond
Francois Curiel, the chairman of Christie’s Jewelry Department remarked, “One of the largest and finest pink diamonds in the world, the Princie Diamond carries a fabulous provenance which brings together the legendary names of Golconda, Nizam of Hyderabad, and the Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda.  This rich history, combined with its rare pink hue, conveys a special charm, which will speak to all collectors in the world seeking the best of the best in gemstones.” 

Ziamond, as the leader in cubic zirconia jewelry, gets requests all the time for pink diamond simulants. Ziamond makes all it’s own jewelry and as the manufacturer, any piece of jewelry that Ziamond makes is available in any color diamond simulant especially pink. Visit Ziamond today and get the pink diamond look jewelry of your dreams set in 14k, 18k solid gold or luxurious platinum.


Ziamond Rivals D Flawless Pear Shaped Diamond

d-flwaless pear shape diamond 101.73 carats

 It has been reported that Chrisite’s in Geneva will auction off a 101.73 carat D-flawless pear shaped diamond.  Taking 21 months to polish, this diamond comes from a 236 carat rough.  This pear shaped diamond is one of the largest in existence and the largest D-flawless diamond ever put up for sale.
The Gemological Institute of America reports that this pear shaped diamond is also an ultra-rare Type IIa, which makes up less than 2 percent of the world’s diamond production.   Coupled with the reputation of Christie’s, the stone is expected to be sold for approximately $20 – $30 million with its already growing interest by private collectors and members of the trade. 
pear shape Ziamond Russian czZiamond Cubic Zirconia Jewelers offers a fantastic alternative to mined natural diamonds with their extensive collection of the finest hand cut and hand polished original Russian formula cubic zirconia.  All our jewelry is set in the same high quality 14k, 18k gold, and platinum mountings used to set genuine fine diamond jewelry.  We have a variety of pear shaped cubic zirconia that can be set in a variety of designs and styles to suit every lifestyle. Not only do we have great jewelry designs that feature pear shaped stones, Ziamond also sells pear shaped cubic zirconia loose stones that rival perfect color and clarity diamonds. Visit Ziamond and see our loose stone section for all the gorgeous shapes we have to offer. 
 Additionally, Ziamond offers custom design services which allow the consumer to have their dream ring or jewelry piece custom made to their exact details.  From a 1 carat pear to a 50 carat pear, customers are guaranteed to receive the best quality product that will rival any other fine diamond jewelry house.

Christie’s Auctioning 56-carat, D-flawless Heart Diamond. Ziamond Will Cut Your Own Cubic Zirconia Version


Geneva— On May 18 at its “Magnificent Jewels” auction in Geneva, Christie’s is auctioning off a 56 carat heart shaped diamond that is internally flawless with a perfect D color. Estimates have the diamond selling for between $9 million and $12 million.

According to Christie’s, cutting a perfectly symmetrical heart while ensuring brilliance and maintaining weight is something only the world’s most skilled diamond cutters are able to do. The auction house estimates that less a handful of 50-carat plus heart-shaped diamonds have appeared at auction in the past 20 years.

Be assured that Ziamond can provide you with the perfect heart shaped diamond simulant with a Ziamond Cubic Zirconia that would also be comparable to D in color and flawless in clarity with perfect proportions and brilliance. Simply head over to Ziamond’s Cubic Zirconia Loose Stone Collection by clicking here and you can actually choose the shape and size of your choice. Ziamond also offers custom stone cutting options as well, especially if you are trying to replicate an exact diamond.