This is an exceptional fancy colored diamond necklace.
What you’re looking at there is 125.92 carats of natural fancy colored diamonds, all GIA certified. It was a bold move to collect this many differently-hued stones amd decide to set them all together into one piece with no apparent pattern, but I think the result was magnificent.
The necklace is 18 inches long and the diamonds are all set in 18 karat yellow gold.
The stones that are accompanied by GIA reports are certified as: Fancy Deep Brownish Yellow (2.81 carats), Fancy Orangy Yellow (1.27 carats), Fancy Dark Brown-Greenish Yellow (2.34 carats), Very Light to Light Yellow (18.37 x 11.12 x 6.75 mm), Fancy to Fancy Deep Brownish Yellowish Orange (6.00 x 6.17 x 3.35 mm), Fancy to Fancy Deep Brownish Orange (5.03 x 5.05 x 2.98 mm), Fancy to Fancy Dark Yellowish Brown (5.80 x 5.84 x 3.75 mm).
What do you think? Do you like the mix of colors, or would you prefer a uniform hue?
This fancy colored diamond necklace was listed in a December 2013 auction at Phillips. All images and info are thanks to Phillips.