• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2444


    Price Realised  


    Suspending a detachable heart-shaped diamond pendant weighing 5.96 carats, within a pavé-set diamond two-tiered surround and diamond bail, joined to the twin-row neckchain with brilliant-cut diamond detail, mounted in 18k white gold, 40.0 cm long

    Accompanied by report no. 2105905816 dated 16 July 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 5.96 carat diamond is D colour, internally flawless clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry

    Also accompanied by a supplemental letter from the Gemological Institute of America stating the 5.96 carat diamond has been determined to be a type IIa. 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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