The Perfect 100-Carat Diamond Has Been Sold at an Auction!
Here is the perfect 100-Carat Diamond! Have you seen one before? Here are the pictures!
Perfect can be a strong word for many. Its definition is quite simple, “having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be”.
Depends who you ask, and the definition of perfect is changed. No matter how the word is defined, the perfection it is quite hard to achieve, especially for human beings.
But that isn’t the case with objects. Such as a diamond.
According to experts, a diamond can only be perfect if it meets certain characteristics. The Four Cs are those characteristics.
The Four C’s you have to consider are: diamond Cut, Color, Clarity & Carat. Before you start looking for a diamond, you may want to do a little research about those four c’s.
So, at Sotheby’s auctions in New York, not long ago, a 100-carat diamond was sold.
The perfect diamond in a classic emerald cut was sold for just over $22 million at the auction.
The flawless D color stone is the only classic emerald-cut white diamond of the highest color and clarity and over 100 carats to come to auction, according to Sotheby’s.
“This 100.20-carat diamond is the definition of perfection. The color is whiter than white. It is free of any internal imperfections,” Sotheby’s New York jewelry department head Gary Schuler said in a statement prior to the sale, likening its transparency “to a pool of icy water.”
Before it was put on display, the experts evaluated that the presale estimated will be between $19 and $25 million.
The perfect stone was mined in Southern Africa within the past 10 years. According to the auction house, the diamond weighed over 200 carats before it was cut and polished.
With only five over 100 carats diamond have sold at auction in the past 25 years, the proudly owner, whom wished to remain anonymous, it must be very proud.
Among the five perfect diamonds ever sold in the past 25 years, with a 118-carar oval-cut stone fetched $30.6 million at Sotheby’s in 2013, is this perfect diamond.
A record for any diamond is $46 million for a 24.78-carat emerald-cut pink stone, set at Sotheby’s in 2010. It also set a record for any jewel at auction.
This precious stone has managed to impress everyone at the auction, which is why, the owner must be very proud. However, I don’t understand why he/she wished to remain anonymous.
What do you think about this diamond? If you were the owner, would you choose to remain anonymous or would you brag about it, with your friends?
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