Like summer bottled in a diamond, Symbolic & Chase will present The Symbolic Yellow diamond at this year’s Masterpiece London fair. The 114-carat Fancy Vivid yellow diamond, recently certified by the Gemological Institute of America, is one of the largest old-cut Fancy Vivid yellow diamonds on record.
The diamond color grade of “fancy vivid yellow” is the rarest and most desirable color for a yellow diamond, whose vibrant hue is the result of trace amounts of nitrogen trapped within carbon molecules and hardened over the course of millions of years.
The Symbolic Yellow joins the rarified ranks of other illustrious large Fancy Vivid yellows weighing over 100 carats: the 100.09-carat Graff Vivid Yellow, the 110.3-carat Cora Sun-Drop, and the 128.54-carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond. The current record price for a yellow diamond is held by The Graff Vivid Yellow, which sold for $16.3 million at Sotheby’s Geneva in May 2014. The previous record was set by the Cora Sun-Drop also at Sotheby’s Geneva in November 2011, when it brought in $12.36 million.
Additional highlights from Symbolic & Chase at Masterpiece London this year include collectible signed vintage pieces as well as cutting edge creations by contemporary designers SABBA and Carnet. The London-based shop, established by Martin Travis in 2004, has also just launched a new, improved website that includes the most recent additions to its prestigious collection of coveted jewels.
Symbolic & Chase will be exhibiting at Stand Number C7 at Masterpiece London from June 25 to July 1, 2015.