• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2451

    A MAGNIFICENT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MAGNIFICENT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND
    Weighing 16.99 carats
    Accompanied by report no. 16748338 dated 5 October 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 16.99 carat diamond is D colour, flawless clarity, with excellent cut, polish and symmetry

    Also accompanied by a supplemental letter from the Gemological Institute of America stating the 16.99 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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    US$2,200,000-3,200,000

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