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    Sale 2628

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    2 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3046


    Price Realised  


    Set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 5.65 carats, to the brilliant-cut pink diamond half-hoop, mounted in 18k rose and white gold, ring size 5¼

    Accompanied by report no. 14761308 dated 31 October 2007 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 5.65 carat diamond is D colour, internally flawless clarity

    Accompanied by a supplemental letter stating the 5.65 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

    Note no. 0608167 dated 24 August 2006 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that diamonds are classified into two fundamental groups and this 5.65 carat diamond is classified as a type IIa which are chemically very pure and do not reveal infrared absorption characteristics related to nitrogen

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