Flawless Diamonds to Fetch $18M at Christies Hong Kong
Two Round D Flawless Diamonds are expected to fetch $18 million (£11.25 million) at Christies Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong. The auction in Hong Kong features a special collection of rare gems including jadeite, diamonds and signed jewels all estimated to bring a grant total of $75 million (£46.86 million) The auctions top seller is set to be a pair of un-mounted round brilliant diamonds both D flawless with a carat weight of 35.61 each. The diamonds are the largest round diamond cuts to be offered at auction, ever. To visualise, the diamonds are roughly the size of a cherry tomato. Christies said that both diamonds have received “triple Excellent” by top laboratories for their cut grading, polish and symmetry. Other jewels in at the auction in November include a stunning 68.90 carat emerald and diamond brooch by Harry Winston, originally sold to a Texas oil-man, who brought the brooch for his wife. When the man purchased the remarkable emerald, he was also offered a 69.42 carat pear shaped diamond, which was then acquired by Richard Burton for Elizabeth Taylor, known as the ‘Taylor-Burton Diamond’. The Pear Shaped diamond is also set to be a top seller at the Elizabeth Taylor Jewells collection auction at Christies, New York in December. Keeping in-line with Hong Kong roots and culture, the auction will also feature a jadeite pendant with a rare balance of colour, translucency and texture. The sale will take place on the 29th of October at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.