100 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond To Be Sold At Auction

100 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond To Be Sold At Auction


When we think of jewelry auction, one of the first things that comes to mind is the world Sotheby’s. Founded in 1744, in London, Sotheby’s is one of the world’s largest brokers of jewelry in the world. Sotheby’s is the world’s fourth oldest auction house in continuous operation, with 90 locations in 40 countries. As of December 2011, the company had 1,446 employees worldwide. It is the world’s largest art business with global sales in 2011 totaling $5.8 billion. This April, Sotheby’s is about to make history again. They will put for auction a 100 carat D IF Emerald Cut diamond. Calles the Ultimate Emerald Cut Diamond, the stone is expected to be sold between $19 million and $25 million. This price will make the stone rank third among the 100 carat and over stones sold at auction. The original 200 ct.-plus rough was mined by De Beers in Southern Africa. The current owner spent over one year studying, cutting, and polishing it, Sotheby’s said. 100 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond To Be Sold At Auction


The ranking of the most expensive stones over 100 carats ever sold at auction features:

The Star of Happiness
100.36 cts.
Rectangular modified brilliant-cut, D color, Internally Flawless
Price: $11.9 million 
Sotheby’s Geneva, 1993

The Star of the Season
100.10 cts.
Pear-shape, D color, Internally Flawless
Price: $16.5 million
Sotheby’s Geneva, 1995 

The Winston Legacy
101.73 cts.
Pear-shape, D color, Flawless
Price: $26.7 million 
Christie’s Geneva, 2013 

Spectacular Oval Diamond
118.28 cts.

Oval Brilliant-cut, D color, Flawless
Price: $30.6 million 
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 2013