Christie’s to Offer 92ct. Pendant
A 92.15 carat diamond pendant worth up to $20 million will lead Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva next month.
The heart shaped, D colour, flawless diamond is the centerpiece of La Légende, a diamond and pearl necklace by designer Boehmer et Bassange.
The stone is the largest of its shape, color and clarity ever to be put up for auction, according to Christie’s.
Another Boehmer et Bassange piece, a pair of chandelier ear pendants titled La Vie Bohème, will also be on offer, with an estimated value of $2 million to $3 million.
Each earring consists of an asymmetrical pink diamond bow, a pear shaped diamond connecting link, and a marquise cut, D colour, flawless diamond weighing just over 10 carats, Christie’s said. Source: Diamonds.net
Graff Unveils 105-Carat D-Flawless Diamond
Graff Diamonds has unveiled the 105.07 carat D flawless pear shaped diamond, it has named the Graff Vendôme after its new retail outlet at Place Vendôme in Paris.
The diamond was cut from a 314 carat rough that was recovered in May 2015 at Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng mine, that was named “The Destiny” and sold into a partnership in June of that year according to a statement by the miner.
The stone was cut and polished by Graff’s own master cutters, who first used a 3D computerised mapping system to plan the cut and then laser cut and hand polished the stone over “many months”.
The rough yielded 12 other diamonds, the largest of which was 17.1 carats. Nine of them were of D flawless quality.
Letseng Mine Yields 114ct. Diamond
Gem Diamonds has found a 114-carat rough diamond at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the miner reported Friday.
The discovery of the D-color, type-II stone follows a drop in recovery of large diamonds at the mine, which yielded only five stones above 100 carats last year compared with 11 in 2015.
The deposit is one of the highest-value in the world by average price per carat, producing four of the 20 largest gem-quality white diamonds in history since Gem Diamonds acquired it in 2006.
Sotheby's Sells 59.6 carat pink for $94.2 million AUD
Steinmetz Diamonds owned by Israeli billionaire Benny Steinmetz, spent two years cutting and polishing the Rough diamond. Which was mined by De Beers in Botswana, Southern Africa.
The stone was then worn by Danish model Helena Christensen around her neck to exhibit it to the public for the first time in Monaco in 2003.
Chow Tai Fook a Hong Kong based jewellery retailer bought the 59.6 carat pink diamond for $US 71.2 million (AUD $94.2 million), setting a world record for any gem.
The world’s largest jeweller Chow Tai Fook, was founded in 1929, operating more than 2,000 stores throughout greater China.
The Pink star is highest colour grade of vivid pink, and the highest purity of IF.
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Tuesday 25 April, 2017
CHRISTIE’S TO OFFER 92CT. PENDANT
Thursday 20 April, 2017
GRAFF UNVEILS 105-CARAT D-FLAWLESS DIAMOND
Monday 10 April, 2017
LETSENG MINE YIELDS 114CT. DIAMOND
Tuesday 4 April, 2017
SOTHEBY'S SELLS 59.6 CARAT PINK FOR $94.2 MILLION AUD
Thursday 30 March, 2017
DE BEERS, LUK FOOK TO CO-BRAND GRADING REPORTS
Tuesday 21 March, 2017
59.6 CARAT VIVID PINK DIAMOND
Sotheby's plans to auction the famous "Pink Star" diamond an internally flawless, fancy vivid pink stone at its sale in Hong Kong on April 4.
Wednesday 8 March, 2017
GIA FINDS SIGNIFICANT UNDISCLOSED SYNTHETICS
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently uncovered an unusually large number of undisclosed synthetic diamonds mixed in with natural melee diamonds, the lab confirmed with Rapaport News on Monday.