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Home The BlogMaghal “Mirror Diamond” necklace Worth $20 Million Goes on Sale

Maghal “Mirror Diamond” necklace Worth $20 Million Goes on Sale

A unique “mirror-cut Diamond Necklace with five rare Mughal empire necklace diamonds and emerald drops is set to go on sale at a private auction for $20 million update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = £12.3 million). This Mughal mirror-cut diamond necklace has said to boast an extraordinary example of rare diamonds discovered during the Mughal empire in the ancient Indian Golconda mines back in the 16th and 17th centuries. When the rare mirror diamonds were mined they were reserved for royalty. The centre diamond on the necklace weighs 28 carats and is the largest the largest mirror diamond known today. The five mirror diamonds on the necklace all range from 16 to 28 carats in weight and are also the largest known matching set of table cut diamonds from the Mughal empire in the 16th and 1th century. At the time when table diamonds were mined, gem cutters only removed the areas on the diamonds with cracks and inclusions keeping the shape of the rough diamond so the diamonds has an unusual asymmetrical form. In total the diamonds on this necklace weigh 96 carats each shaped witha a flat surface both at the top and bottom and a large diameter. According to the GIA update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = Gemmological Institute of America) the five table diamonds were cut from the same rough diamond. It is believed that the five Columbian emerald stones dangling from the diamomnds were added at a later date. The necklace will go on sale at BonHam’s auction house in London, who states “it’s remarkable that the Mughal Mirror Diamond necklace has survived, even with its old setting intact”
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