The most important diamond ever lower in Russia – a 100.94 carat stone referred to as the Alrosa Spectacle – will probably be auctioned in Geneva later this month.
The diamond may fetch between 12 and 18 million Swiss francs ($19.96 million) when it goes below the hammer at Christie’s on Could 12.
“This implausible 100 carat D coloration diamond was lower from a tough stone that initially weighed greater than 200 carats. It was referred to as the Sergei Diaghilev tough diamond and it was mined in 2016,” Marie-Cecile Cisamolo, a specialist within the public sale home’s jewelry division, stated.
“Between the tough and diamond that we’re providing at present, it took one yr and eight months to chop into this excellent stone.
“The diamond is one in all 144 heaps on supply within the sale, which additionally contains rings, earrings, brooches and different items made with diamonds, sapphires and rubies.