Perfect 100-carat diamond for sale at Sotheby's



2015-06-26 11:27:18

Sotheby's will offer a stunning 100-carat perfect Emerald-cut diamond in the forthcoming New York Jewelry sale.

The 100.20-carat, D color, Internally Flawless, Type IIa stone was originally mined by De Beers in southern Africa. Just five 100-carat diamonds of a similar quality have ever appeared at auction around the world, with this example being the largest classic Emerald-cut perfect diamond ever offered.

“This 100.20 carat diamond is the definition of perfection," said Gary Schuler, Head of Sotheby’s Jewelry Department in New York. "The color is whiter than white, it is free of any internal imperfections, and so transparent that I can only compare it to a pool of icy water. It is the first true emerald-cut diamond over 100 carats to be offered at auction – the most classic of cuts, quietly elegant and very contemporary.”

“The rarest object of natural beauty on the market right now, this 100-carat diamond could be considered the ultimate acquisition," added Lisa Hubbard, Chairman of North & South America for Sotheby’s International Jewelry Division.

"Simply put, it has everything you could ever want from a diamond: the classic shape begs to be worn, while the quality puts it in an asset class of its own. The stone gives you so many options – admire it un-mounted, wear it as a simple but stunning pendant, or mount in a designed jewel.”

The stone is expected to sell for $19-$25 million when it crosses the block at Sotheby’s in New York on April 21.

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