Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Sotheby’s unveils a diamond unlike any offered before: an extraordinary 100-carat perfect diamond in a classic emerald-cut. The remarkable 100.20-carat, D color, Internally Flawless, Type IIa stone will highlight Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on 21 April 2015, when it is estimated to sell for US$19-25 million.Sotheby’s

At this impressive scale, diamonds of this exceptional quality – D color and Internally Flawless clarity – are incredibly rare, and are considered “perfect”. The present example joins an elite group of just five comparable-quality diamonds over 100 carats that have ever been sold at auction worldwide.

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. This modern shape gives the stone an unforgettable presence, whether it is worn as a jewel or admired on its own.

The diamond is currently being unveiled at Sotheby’s New Bond Street Galleries.

 

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