SOTHEBY’S UNVEILS EXTREMELY RARE 102-CARAT WHITE DIAMOND
Sotheby’s is putting up for private purchase an “extraordinarily rare” 102.34-carat white diamond – the only known round brilliant-cut diamond over 100 carats. According to Sotheby’s, the stone is “perfect in colour, clarity and cut”. The stone was unveiled last week to celebrate Sotheby’s first anniversary of its New Bond Street Salon in London, and is available to view by private appointment until February 16.
According to Sotheby’s, the stone “is the rarest white diamond ever to come to the market and the largest, round D colour flawless diamond known to man”. It is a D colour; of exceptional clarity (it is completely flawless, both internally and externally); and has excellent cut, polish and symmetry, according to the GIA.
Describing the stone, Patti Wong, Founder and Chairman of Sotheby’s Diamonds, said: “This stone is over 100 carats of flawless perfection. In the course of my long career, which has brought me close to some of the greatest stones the earth has ever yielded, I have not encountered anything quite like this […].”