The world’s diamond auctions provide us with news of diamonds we didn’t even know existed! So it made us very happy in the Seventy Seven Diamonds office to discover that a 101.73ct flawless pear shape diamond is about to be auctioned by Christie’s on May 15th as part of the Magnificent Jewels sale at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva.
Certified by GIA (Gemological Institute of America), this stone has been graded both highest in colour and clarity grading – D colour and Flawless. The diamond was cut from a 236 carat rough diamond that was discovered at the Jwaneng Mine in Botswana. Because of the sheer size of the rough diamond and the intricacy of cutting this 101ct beauty, the stone took almost 2 years to polish!
As well as owning this stone the lucky bidder on this stone will be able to name it also. The diamond world has a history of large pear shape diamonds with the 530 carat Cullinan diamond taking centre stage in the British Crown Jewellers.