• Jewels: The New York Sale, wit auction at Christies

    Sale 2306

    Jewels: The New York Sale, with The Catherine the Great Emerald Brooch and The Emperor Maximilian Diamond

    22 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 254


    Price Realised  


    Set with a rectangular-cut very light pink diamond, weighing approximately 5.07 carats, flanked on either side by a tapered baguette-cut diamond, mounted in platinum
    With report 5111510338 dated 21 December 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is very light pink, natural color, VS1 clarity

    Accompanied by a supplemental letter stating that the diamond has been determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor, are examples of Type IIa

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