Christie’s Sells “The Aurora Green” Diamond With Several New World Records

It comes at no surprise that “The Aurora Green” Diamond has sold for a record $16,818,983 or $3,337,099 per carat, breaking several world records.

It now Holds the following records, pick the one that suits you…

– The largest Fancy Vivid Green Diamond ever to be offered at auction.
– The most expensive Green Diamond in the world to be sold at auction.
– The highest per carat price ever sold for any Green Diamond in the world at auction.
– The most expensive Green Diamond to be sold in Asia.

It did not take much time for the many bidders to disappear and leave only two last bidders fighting for the rarest Fancy Vivid Green Diamond in existence.

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The 5.04 carat “Aurora Green” Diamond, the Largest Fancy Vivid Green in the world    Image Courtesy: Christie’s

The Sale of the 5.04 carat Fancy Vivid Green, “The Aurora Green” in Hong Kong  

Video Courtesy: Diamond Investment & Intelligence Center


It is the largest Fancy Vivid Green Diamond, as documented by the GIA, in the world, today.


The last record holder was the 2.52 carat Fancy Vivid Green sold on November 17, 2009 at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels in Geneva. it was sold for a total of $3.08 million or $1.222 million per carat.


2.54 carat Fancy Vivid Green VS1 diamond

The 2.52 carat Fancy Vivid Green Diamond, previous record holder   Image Courtesy: Sotheby’s


The seller, New York based diamond dealer, Scarselli, is proud to be part of this historical moment.

While Davide Scarselli was attending the auction in Hong Kong, Bruno Scarselli, along with his father Nino, were attending to the needs of their clients back at Headquarters in New York.

“ I wish I could have also attended this historical moment with my Brother Davide in Hong Kong today, but the family business has always put client relationships first as its foundation. That is what made us grow strong, and that will be the reason we will continue to grow even stronger”, commented Bruno Scarselli.


The company is well known for its Olympia Diamond Collection which has been displayed in an exhibition in the American Museum of natural history.

olympia diamond collection

The Olympia Diamond Collection    Image Courtesy: Scarselli

The Olympia Diamond Collection Video    Video Courtesy: Scarselli

The Scarselli Expertise

Some of the Unique Fancy Color Diamonds that the company is famous for are:
The Golden Dragon, a 90 carat+ Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond, named in honour of their passion for china and its rich culture.


Golden DragonThe Golden Dragon Diamond       Image Courtesy: Scarselli


The Garden of Eden necklace is also a very unique piece curated by the Scarselli Family over several years due to the extreme rarity of its blue and pink diamonds.


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The Garden Of Eden Collection      Image Courtesy: Scarselli


The Ember Diamond, famous for its balanced color combination of both Red and Orange.

the ember diamond

The Ember Diamond Ring     Image Courtesy: Scarselli


Over the years, the company has added Precious Gems to their Jewellery collection such as rubies, sapphire and emeralds.


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Precious Gem Emerald & Yellow Diamond Collection    Image Courtesy: Scarselli

New Brand Identity

Currently, the company is rejuvenating itself and has unveiled its new Brand Identity during the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at the end of June.
scarselli new logo

Partial preview of the new Scarselli Logo and Brand Identity    Image Courtesy: Scarselli

We know that the buyer of the Aurora Green Diamond is Chow Tai Fook, who’s was actually in the room bidding against two phone bidders. The winning bidder had paddle #9201.

Will we ever see a larger Fancy Vivid Green Diamond anytime soon? your guess is as good as mine, but one thing we can be sure of, and that is that the unique features and extraordinary colors, will make Fancy Color Diamonds even more special in the coming years, as the market, both private and investment, are more aware, and more educated about them.

As time goes by, the market will increase its desire and passion for Fancy Color Diamonds, and will continue to see it as a wealth preservation asset class….on its own.

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