It’s the ultimate emerald cut diamond, as the Sotheby’s call it rightfully. With a carat weight of 100.20ct, and D color, Internally Flawless specs, it is considered “perfect”. Sotheby’s announced that the diamond is the only one of its kind for over 100ct range. It’s revealed that the diamond was mined in last 10 years in South Africa by De Beers, and weighed over a whooping 200ct before it was cut. Sotheby’s New York jewelry department head Gary Schuler described the stone’s transparency as “like a pool of icy water”. Mr. Schuler said: “This 100.20ct diamond is the definition of perfection. The color is whiter than white. It is free of any internal imperfections.”
In the last 25 years, only five diamonds considered perfect over 100ct have sold at auction, and this impressive emerald cut is expected to be sold for an estimated $19 million to $25 million. The owner of the diamond wished to be anonymous.
The upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction will also showcase a gorgeous Kashmir sapphire and diamond brooch formerly from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon that was designed by Jean Schlumberger. The 18kt gold brooch is estimated to fetch $750,000 to $1 million. Additional highlights include rare Art Deco jewels from Cartier, a suite of Harry Winston sapphire and diamond jewels, a selection of Art Moderne pieces and numerous top quality fancy colored diamonds and precious gemstones. Auction will be held on April 21 in New York.