One of the oldest diamond cuts in existence, the briolette dates back to Ancient India and the very first diamonds ever discovered. Unlike most cuts, which have clearly defined front and back sides, briolettes are symmetrical. Shaped like a dew drop, the briolette’s seamless surface is awash with facets that reflect a dazzling array of light and spectral colors. The unique shape is perfect for being suspended as a pendant, like the historic Walska Briolette mounted by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1971, or can be used to craft a highly original ring.
The finished ring and necklace pictured here were selected from Sotheby’s archives to provide inspiration for designing your own bespoke jewel using the loose stone offered in this lot. Please note that these are just examples of the many design possibilities and are not available for purchase.
Accompanied by GIA report no. 5171571581 stating that the diamond is U-V color, VS1 clarity.
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