Pink Rock: Bubble Gum Pink diamond ring took top billing at Christie’s

While the words ‘bubble gum pink’ may not quite segue into the mystique and rarity that characterise haute joaillerie, one particularly stunning rosy-esque diamond ring that more than matched this description took top billing at the recent Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong, ultimately selling for an eminently wallet-lightening US$7.52 million.

Precisely crafted by London-based jeweller Moussaieff, the centrepiece of Bubble Gum Pink’s white gold ring is a 3.43-carat, cushion-cut, internally flawless fancy vivid purplish pink diamond. Surrounding this iridescent gemstone are four D-colour, internally flawless, marquise-cut diamonds and several pear-shaped pink diamonds.

Highlighting the unique nature of this salmonesque showstopper, Francois Curiel, Chairman of Christie’s Europe, said: “It’s probably the strongest pink I have seen in my 50 years as a jewellery specialist. What is particularly rare about it is that it is also internally flawless, meaning it has no imperfections whatsoever.”