Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels
21 April 2015 | 10am EDT | NEW YORK
Sotheby’s New York saleroom will offer a rare Emerald-cut 100.2-carat perfect diamond at its April 21 Magnificent Jewels sale. The stone is just one of six diamonds over 100 carats and comparable-quality ever to be sold at auction, and is estimated between $19 and $25 million.
“The size is what makes it rare and beautiful,” said Frank Everett, Sotheby’s vice president of sales for jewellery, to the Observer. (It is the largest perfect Emerald-cut to be sold at auction.) “It could be considered a kind of object of art. When you hold it in your hand it’s such a unique experience—you can see the mastery of the cut and the entire geometry.”