Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels Sale to offer a 100-carat perfect diamond unlike any offered before
Posted on 13 August 2016
AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK.
A 100.20 carat flawless diamond is displayed at a media preview for Sotheby's Spring Art Auction on March 25, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California.
The 100.20 carat, emerald-cut, D color, internally flawless, type IIa diamond, is estimated to be worth between USD 19 and 25 million dollars. The auction will take place April 21, 2015 in New York.
NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 21 April auction of Magnificent Jewels in New York will offer more than 350 pieces that together are estimated to achieve in excess of $50 million*. Highlights will be on public view in Hong Kong, London and Doha this month**, before returning to New York for exhibition beginning 17 April.
The sale is led by a diamond unlike any offered before: an extraordinary 100-carat perfect diamond in a classic Emerald-cut that is estimated to sell for $19–25 million.
At this impressive scale, diamonds of this exceptional quality – D color and Internally Flawless clarity – are incredibly rare, and are considered ‘perfect’.
What distinguishes the present example within this rarefied league is its beautiful shape: it is the largest perfect diamond with a classic Emerald-cut ever to be offered at auction.
The original rough – weighing over 200 carats – was mined by De Beers in southern Africa. The current owner spent over one year studying, cutting and polishing the rough diamond to deliver the spectacular stone.
Posted from online Artdaily, April 5,2015