Unveiled: World’s largest flawless diamond is now on display

Set into an asymmetric necklace, this 163.41 carat, flawless D-colour emerald-cut diamond is all set for the much-awaited auction.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2017 7:43 pm
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A necklace suspending a 163.41-carat, D colour, flawless, IIA type diamond, presented by ‘de Grisogono’ ahead of the auction season in Geneva, was displayed at a Christie’s preview in Hong Kong, China.

According to Christie’s, official statement, the diamond is cut from a 404-carat stone named the “4 de Fevereiro”, which is the 27th largest rough white diamond ever discovered. It will be auctioned as a 163-carat stone in Geneva, Switzerland on November 14, 2017.

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“In December 2016, the diamond was brought to the Geneva headquarters of de GRISOGONO. Founder Fawaz Gruosi and his team of five master craftsmen and women were faced with a difficult task in transforming the massive stone into a wearable piece of jewellery” said the officials.

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The masterpiece is set for a world tour before it gets auctioned in Geneva. Lately, there have been several such unusual diamond auctions –  a 100-carat flawless D diamond was sold at Sotheby’s New York for $22 million, in 2015.

‘Over our 251-year history, Christie’s has had the privilege of handling the world’s rarest and most historic diamonds,’ says Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Christie’s Jewellery department. ‘This sensational gem propels de GRISOGONO into a class of its own.’

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