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    Sale 1350

    Magnificent Jewels

    15 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 347

    A DIAMOND ETERNITY RING

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DIAMOND ETERNITY RING
    Set with a line of fourteen Ashoka-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, ring size 5¾



    The total weight of the diamonds is 14.85 carats
    Accompanied by fourteen reports from the Gemological Institute of America:

    Report no. Date Colour Clarity Weight
    15594902 23 January 2007 D VVS1 1.03
    15596779 18 December 2006 D VS1 1.12
    15664283 16 February 2007 D VS2 1.03
    15680129 28 February 2007 D SI1 1.03
    15598137 18 December 2006 D SI1 1.02
    15678599 28 February 2007 E Internally Flawless 1.04
    15638818 02 February 2007 E VVS2 1.17
    15638996 08 February 2007 E VVS2 1.10
    15638812 29 January 2007 E VS2 1.15
    15640019 26 January 2007 E VS1 1.03
    15638632 07 February 2007 E SI1 1.05
    15638827 12 January 2007 E SI1 1.00
    15383371 12 February 2007 F VS1 1.04
    15745278 12 March 2007 F VS1 1.04


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    William Goldberg Diamond Corporation has recently introduced a new cut: The Ashoka. Contemporary version to the traditional cushion-cut diamond it is named after the famous Ashoka diamond, a 41.37 carats, D colour, Flawless clarity stone which acquired it’s name from the Buddhist warrior and emperor Ashoka Maurya. An extra long rough is required for its elongated design and the process of production can waste away forty to sixty percent during the design creation. The scarcity of the extra-long rough on the market today makes the cut difficult to produce and inherently desirable. The Ashoka displays 62 facets combined with a rectangular girdle outline and rounded corners and its brilliance has an incomparable balance between reflected and refracted light.