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The Worlds Largest D Flawless Diamond Ever Sold

November 14, 2017

A 163.41-carat D-color flawless diamond sold for $33.7 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva Tuesday.

Known as the “Art of de Grisogono, Creation 1,” the rectangular shaped gem is the largest flawless D-color diamond ever to come to auction.

 

 

The International Head of Jewelry at Christie’s, Rahul Kadakia,

 

said that the show will feature the largest D-color flawless diamond to ever come to auction, a 163.41-carat emerald-cut gem, given the name the “4 de Fevereiro”.

According to Forbes, it is the 27th biggest rough white diamond ever discovered and the largest in Angola, said Wam.

 

 

According to Forbes, it is the 27th biggest rough white diamond ever discovered and the largest in Angola, said Wam.

 

Christie’s is selling what it says is the largest D-color flawless diamond to ever come to auction, a 163.41-carat emerald-cut gem owned by the Geneva-based luxury jeweler, De Grisogono.

 

 

 

The diamond was cut from a 404-carat rough discovered in February 2016 in the Lulo mine in Angola. Given the name, “4 de Fevereiro,” it is the 27th biggest rough white diamond ever discovered and the largest in Angola. Fawaz Gruosi, founder of the luxury jewelry brand, de Grisogono, purchased the rough diamond. He had it analyzed in Antwerp and cut in New York, where a team of 10 diamond-cutting specialists were involved in mapping, plotting, cleaving, laser-cutting and polishing the rough into the gem that was sold at auction. The cutting process alone took 11 months.

The De Grisogono 163.41-carat flawless diamond suspended from an asymmetric necklace with a trailing on the left side of 18 emerald-cut diamonds and to the right two rows of pear-shaped emeralds COURTESY OF CHRISTIE'S

 

This diamond necklace marks the first jewel in a partnership between Christie’s and de Grisogono to bring statement diamond jewels to the auction market. 

The diamond necklace was the top lot of the sale held at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. The 226 lots took in  approximately $106.6 million.

The 404.20-carat "4 de Fevereiro" rough diamond is the largest ever found in Angola and the 27th biggest in the world.  Now cut into a 163.41-carat emerald shape, it has been classified by the GIA as a D Flawless Type IIA diamond.

 

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