22 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,762,500
Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000
THE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN DIAMOND
Set with a cushion-cut diamond, weighing approximately 39.55 carats, mounted in platinum
With report 2115547389 dated 8 January 2010 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is I color, VS1 clarity, with very strong blue fluorescence
Accompanied by a supplemental letter dated 23 February 2010 from the Gemological Institute of America attesting to the re-cutting of the Emperor Maximilian Diamond from 41.94 carats to its present weight of 39.55 carats
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