news — April 23, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Sotheby’s, diamond record: 22 million

It took only three minutes to the Sotheby’s bidder to sell the best lot, a 100.20 carat diamond, of the Magnificent Jewels auction held in New York. A record in the records for the dimensions and for the exceptional characteristics. In fact, it is the largest diamond ever offered in an auction, estimated between 19 and 25 million dollars was sold to 22.1 million, or 20 million Euros, with a price per carat of over 220 thousand euro. And it is a perfect stone, as it is defined by Gary Schuler, head of jewelry department in New York, with its color D, which is the maximum for colorless diamonds, a kind of white blue, Internally Flawless then without internal blemishes, and so clear that it can be compared to water ice. In practice, a great gem. Discovered in a De Beers mine in South Africa was perfectioned, with an emerald cut and polishing, for over a year before being exhibited in various cities among Doha, Dubai, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London and New York. So, the world trip to attract wealthy buyers has been effective. In this case the buyer, who asked to remain anonymous, has made a phone offer but for four catalogue jewels that have reached the million dollars the offers were made online, for example, the second lot with the higher price, an oval cut diamond of 22.30 carats D color, Internally Flawless, type IIa sold for 3 million Euros or the gold and platinum flower-shaped brooch designed by Schlumberger for Tiffany with a Kashmir sapphire in the center of about 17 carat sold for one million dollars. Always a Kashmir sapphire nearly 12 carat cushion cut set on a ring dated 1915 by Cartier was purchased via web for 1.8 million Euros. In the top 10 group, a ring with a purplish pink pear cut diamond with two side Kashmir cushion-cut sapphires sold for 2.2 million Euros, a necklace by Cartier belonged to Baron Eugene de Rothschild with emeralds and sapphires engraved, which reached 2.4 million Euros and an emerald Colombian sold for 2.6 million Euros. M.d.B.

Diamante da 100.20 carati, D color, Internally Flawless, type IIa. Stima: 18 - 23 milioni di euro, venduto a 20, 6 milioni di euro
Diamante da 100.20 carati, D color, Internally Flawless, type IIa. Stima: 18 – 23 milioni di euro, venduto a 20, 6 milioni di euro
Spilla disegnata da Schlumberger per Tiffany in oro e platino a forma di fiore con uno zaffiro del Kashmir in centro da circa 17 carati. Stima: 700 - 900 mila euro, venduta a 964 mila euro
Spilla disegnata da Schlumberger per Tiffany in oro e platino a forma di fiore con uno zaffiro del Kashmir in centro da circa 17 carati. Stima: 700 – 900 mila euro, venduta a 964 mila euro
Anello con diamante rosa violaceo taglio pera 6,24 carati  e due zaffiri Kasmir taglio cuscino di circa 5 carati complessivi. Stima: 2.5 - 3.5 milioni di euro, venduto a 2.2 milioni di euro
Anello con diamante rosa violaceo taglio pera 6,24 carati e due zaffiri Kasmir taglio cuscino di circa 5 carati complessivi. Stima: 2.5 – 3.5 milioni di euro, venduto a 2.2 milioni di euro
Anello con zaffiro del Kashmir taglio cuscino 12 carati circa. Stima: 1.3 - 1.6 milioni di euro, venduto a 1.8 milioni di euro
Anello con zaffiro del Kashmir taglio cuscino 12 carati circa. Stima: 1.3 – 1.6 milioni di euro, venduto a 1.8 milioni di euro
Pendente smeraldo colombiano. Stima: zoo mila -1.4 milioni di euro,  venduto per 2.6 milioni di euro
Pendente smeraldo colombiano. Stima: zoo mila -1.4 milioni di euro, venduto per 2.6 milioni di euro
Collana Barone de Rothschild con smeraldi e zaffiri incisi, venduta a 2.4 milioni di euro; anello con diamante taglio ovale di 22.30 carati colore D, Internally Flawless, tipo IIa, stima 2.6 - 2.9 milioni di euro venduto per 3 milioni di euro
Collana Barone de Rothschild con smeraldi e zaffiri incisi, venduta a 2.4 milioni di euro; anello con diamante taglio ovale di 22.30 carati colore D, Internally Flawless, tipo IIa, stima 2.6 – 2.9 milioni di euro venduto per 3 milioni di euro

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