To celebrate the first anniversary of its boutique, Sotheby’s Diamonds has unveiled the ‘rarest white diamond ever to come to market’. The 102.34 carat rock, sourced from a mine in Botswana by De Beers is the only known round brilliant-cut diamond over 100 carats with the highest cut, color and clarity ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
“This stone is over 100 carats of flawless perfection. In the course of my long career, which has brought me close to some of the greatest stones the earth has ever yielded, I have not encountered anything quite like this. With its outstanding weight, its perfect colour, clarity and cut, it is a masterpiece of nature brought to life by human hand, blazing with a brilliant firework-like display of almost every colour on the spectrum – mesmerising to behold. It is a huge privilege to mark the first anniversary of our London Salon with the exhibition of such a superlative stone.” said in a press release Patti Wong, Founder and Chairman of Sotheby’s Diamonds.
The diamond will not be auctioned but will be sold privately at Sotheby’s New Bond Street Galleries, in London. Any takers?
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