Owner of 101-Carater Names it 'The Shizuka Diamond'

13 08 2010

RAPAPORT… The owner of the largest colorless diamond ever sold in Asia at auction has named the stone “The Shizuka Diamond.” Christie’s sold the 101.27-carat, F color, VVS1 shield-shape diamond in May 2008 for $6.2 million (HKD 48.5 million ), or about $61,334 per carat.

The buyer’s name was not revealed, but the diamond was reported by Christie’s to have been purchased as a gift for his wife of 16 years. The stone was cut from a 460-carat rough into an unusual modified shield shape with 92 facets, the auction house added.

The gem, mounted in a tiara for its sale, was considered a highlight of the Spring 2008 jewelry auction season. At the time, it was the largest colorless diamond sold at auction anywhere in the world in almost 20 years.


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