10239
Lot 1818
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石
1818

THE VICTOR 10239

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石

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1818

THE VICTOR 10239

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石

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Description

THE VICTOR 10239

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND

102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石


The oval brilliant-cut diamond weighing 102.39 carats.


Accompanied by GIA report no. 2205118593, dated 3 September 2020, stating that the diamond is D Colour, Flawless, Excellent Polish and Symmetry; also accompanied by a diamond type classification letter stating that the diamond is determined to be a Type IIa diamond. The GIA report is additionally accompanied by a rarity letter and a separate monograph. Please refer to the report, letters and monograph for further details.

 

‘In the gemstone industry, as in most other luxury markets, the rarity of an object directly correlates with its desirability. For perspective on the rarity of the 102.39ct Oval Brilliant in the diamond market, consider this statistic: less than one-half of one percent of all stones over one carat submitted to GIA annually are D, Internally Flawless, or D, Flawless. It is rare for any diamond to possess D-color and Flawless clarity, let alone one of 102.39 carats...The 102.39ct Oval brilliant diamond’s stunning appearance cannot be attributed to nature alone. Transforming bulky rough into a graceful, glittering gem is indeed an exacting art, requiring experience, vision, and a tremendous amount of patience. In this regard, the 102.39ct Oval Brilliant diamond is as much a work of human ingenuity as it is of nature. Its spectacular fashioning has coaxed the best out of this massive gem, which consequently displays the finest color and clarity.’

 

Excerpt from the GIA Monograph

 

‘However, the 102.39 carat oval brilliant…is special based on its combined characteristics. Research done by GIA scientists over the last several years found that large diamonds such as the 102.39 carat oval brilliant likely formed in the lower mantle of the earth…This diamond likely was formed at depths of four or five times deeper than what has been believed for decades, adding to its legacy.’

 

Excerpt from the Rarity Letter

Condition Report

Accompanied by GIA report no. 2205118593, dated 3 September 2020, stating that the diamond is D Colour, Flawless, Excellent Polish and Symmetry; also accompanied by a diamond type classification letter stating that the diamond is determined to be a Type IIa diamond. The GIA report is additionally accompanied by a separate monograph. Please refer to the report, letter and monograph for further details.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石
THE VICTOR 10239
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT UNMOUNTED DIAMOND | 102.39卡拉 橢圓形 D色 內外無瑕 Type IIa 全美鑽石

Live Auction: 5 October 2020 • Hong Kong