Sotheby’s: 101.41-Carat Gem Sells for $13M, Another Huge Diamond Sells for $693K
During Sotheby’s most recent Magnificent Jewels, the auction house saw two huge diamonds sell for vastly different sums.
According to IDEX online, while the Flawless 101.41-carat, D-color, “Juno” diamond sold for $12.96 million, another significant diamond – the 111.59-carat pear-shaped fancy deep orange-brown Earth Star – sold for just $693,000, very much below its $1.5 million to $2.5 million estimate.
The Type IIa pear-shaped D-color IF Juno diamond was sold to an anonymous buyer, who promptly changed its name to Claire G, after his wife. The newly dubbed Claire G was the 12th +100-ct D-color diamond ever to be sold at auction, and the fourth-largest pear diamond to be offered at auction.