The Ultimate Emerald | Diamant
26
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-26,single-format-standard,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-10.0,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive
 

The Ultimate Emerald

The Ultimate Emerald

This month, as part of the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction, in New York, a rare and uniquely beautiful diamond will be available to the world.

020415

This month, as part of the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction, in New York, a rare and uniquely beautiful diamond will be available to the world.

The 100.20ct Emerald Cut Diamond, which has earned itself the nickname of ‘The Ultimate Emerald-Cut Diamond’ is set to achieve a price of between $19 and $25 million (which is around €17.5 to €23 million).

As emerald cut diamonds are regarded, not for their sparkle, but their endless sharp crystal clarity it is perhaps not surprising that this cut was selected from the rough crystal, reportedly over 200ct rough, as it is graded as completely internally flawless. In addition it is also graded “D” – which is the most colourless a diamond can be – leading to it being described by the head of Sotheby’s jewellery department as “whiter than white“, like unto “a pool of icy water” and “the definition of perfection“; no less.

It’s hard to imagine the scale of such a jewel, and it’s almost unreal to think but Sotheby’s have “compared (it) to a 9-volt battery“. But as scale is no mean feat for diamonds of this weight, perhaps it is better to think of it in terms of “the purity and crispness of the stone” which “could be considered a kind of object of art“. Apparently “When you hold it in your hand it’s such a unique experience—you can see the mastery of the cut and the entire geometry” – but I guess most of us will just have to take Sotheby’s word for that.

Before landing in the Big Apple, the big emerald, considered perhaps “the ultimate acquisition”, is scheduled to go on display in Dubai, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, and Doha at which point it will be on display in an exhibition opening April 17.

$12.7 million Sotheby’s Geneva 101.84ct modified pear cut, 1990

$11.9 million Sotheby’s Geneva 100.36ct modified rectangular brilliant cut, 1993

$16.5 million Sotheby’s Geneva 100.10ct pear cut  – “The Star of the Season“, 1995

$26.7 million Christie’s Geneva 101.73ct pear cut  – “Winston Legacy“, 2013

$30.6 million Sotheby’s Hong Kong 118.28ct oval brilliant cut , 2013