477
477
A Exceptional Pair of Unmounted Round Brilliant-Cut Diamonds
Estimate
1,100,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,650,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
477
A Exceptional Pair of Unmounted Round Brilliant-Cut Diamonds
Estimate
1,100,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,650,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Magnificent Jewels

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New York

A Exceptional Pair of Unmounted Round Brilliant-Cut Diamonds

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by GIA report no. 6127341849 and stating that the 5.36 carat diamond is D color, Flawless, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry.  Together with a letter from the GIA stating that the diamond has been determined to be type IIa.  Accompanied by GIA report no. 5116117145 stating that the 5.17 carat diamond is D color, Flawless, with Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry.  Together with a letter from the GIA stating that the diamond has been determined to be type IIa.

Mankind's fascination with diamonds is an age-old affair.  For centuries past, man has captured the mysterious origins of these stones in folklore, assigning special powers to them, and recognizing them as symbols of love, prosperity, and power.  These days, some place diamonds among their portfolio of investments, whilst others sentimental possessions.

This pair of exceptional round brilliant-cut diamonds are of Flawless clarity, D color (the highest color grade for diamonds), with excellent grades for cut, symmetry and polish.  These diamonds also display a 'Hearts and Arrows' (H&A) effect, a visual phenomenon unique to diamonds which are preciously aligned with optimally proportioned facets.  When examined under an H&A viewer, eight heart shapes can be seen through the pavilion, and eight gray arrowheads can be seen through the crown.  The angles of the lower girdle facets must be proportionate to those of the pavilion's main facets in order to achieve a perfectly symmetrical and uniformly proportioned heart and arrows effect.  With a perfect H&A pattern, and an excellent cut grading from the GIA, these diamonds have achieved the highest standards of brilliance and sparkle.  In addition, they all possess a purity of color and a high degree of transparency and luminosity particular to the finest natural type IIA diamonds.

Magnificent Jewels

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New York