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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christie’s To Offer 52-Carat Golconda Diamond

Christie’s New York will be offering a 52.58-carat D-color internally flawless diamond from the fabled Golconda mine, revered for producing diamonds of a type, color, and degree of transparency that is rarely duplicated. It has a high estimate of $12.5 million.

The octagonal diamond with “superior polish” is the top attraction among 500 lots being offered at the December 10 Magnificent Jewels sale at Christie’s Rockefeller Center headquarters.

The auction is expected to achieve in excess of $45 million and will include jewels by several private collections, including four pieces of diamond jewelry created by the Leviev diamond company. The top item among the four pieces is a cushion-cut D-color internally flawless diamond ring of 26.72 carats mounted in platinum, flanked on either side by a shield-shaped diamond. It has a high estimate of $6 million.

In addition, there’s a diamond pendant necklace with a suspended 22.12-carat pear-shaped d-color, VVS1 diamond. The necklace has a high estimate of $3.5 million.

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