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Orchid Ainra

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Famous jewellery designer Nirav Modi’s Orchid Ainra necklace created waves at a Christie’s auction once again. The necklace features two D colour, internally flawless (IF), pear-shaped diamonds weighing 10.02 carats and 2.66 carats. These pear-cut diamonds are spaced by a fancy purplish red hexagonal diamond. The Orchid Ainra necklace is completed by expertly crafted, highly flexible graduating, navette-shaped and globally patented Ainra-Cut diamond links.
At a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong on June 2 this year, the necklace achieved a price of I13 crore, a phenomenal 71% appreciation in value since its previous sale by the same auction house in 2011; a clear indication of increasing demand from collectors for signed Nirav Modi jewels.
The 10.02-carat diamond has been certified as a Type IIa diamond by the Gemological Institute of America. Such gems are the most sought after in the world for their exceptional colour and clarity. Red diamonds are inarguably the rarest in the spectrum of coloured diamonds. Pink and red diamonds are valued 50 times more than white diamonds.
The Ainra is a patented Nirav Modi diamond cut and took many years to develop. It comprises two diamonds that form an ovate link held together by delicate metal fastenings.

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