Friday, August 14, 2015

Top Perfect 100-Carat+ Diamonds Sold At Auction

The 101.84 carat Mouawad Splendour is a modified pear-shaped diamond that sold at Sotheby’s in Geneva in 1990 for $12.7m. The internally flawless diamond gem is unusual because it has an 11-sided girdle.

The Star of the Season - $16.4m. A pear-shaped stone 100.10-carat, D-color, internally flawless, sold at Sotheby`s auction in Geneva in 1995.
The Ultimate Cut - $22.1m. The only classic emerald-cut white 100+ carat diamond of the highest color and clarity ever sold at auction.
The rough stone weighed over 200 carats and was mined by De Beers in southern Africa.
On 15 May 2013 Christie’s auctioned the "Winston Legacy" in Geneva for $ 26.7m. A pear-shaped perfect diamond weighing 101.73 carats, this sensational gemstone is not only one of the largest pear-shaped diamonds known to date, it is also one of the world’s most perfect diamonds: a D colour, Type IIA Flawless gem.

The rough stone weighed 236 carats when it was extracted from the Jwaneng mine (DeBeers) in Botswana and required 21 months to polish.

The Magnificent Oval Diamond - $30.8m. 118.28-carat, D-colour, flawless, type IIa oval diamond was sold in 2013.