This lot boasts a winning combination of superlative color and clarity — the two most desirable qualities in a diamond. The elegantly sloped marquise cut dates back to the 18th century when, as legend has it, King Louis XIV commissioned a diamond that resembled the lips of his lover, the Marquise de Pompadour. It’s an unconventional shape that lends itself to distinctive designs. One way to highlight this stone’s unique silhouette would be framing it with a row of channel-set sapphires for a hint of color and a graphic contrast.
The finished ring pictured here was selected from Sotheby’s archives to provide inspiration for designing your own bespoke jewel using the loose stone offered in this lot. This is just one example of the many designs that are possible and is not available for purchase.
Accompanied by GIA report no. 1136475338 stating that the diamond is E color, Internally Flawless.
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