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Magnificent diamond pendant necklace
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Set with a heart-shaped diamond weighing 50.05 carats, to a double link-chain necklace spectacle-set with brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 2.70 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold, length approximately 430mm, photographed unmounted.\nAccompanied by GIA report numbered 1162366140, dated 31 July 2014, stating that the 50.05 carat diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish; also accompanied by diamond type classification reports stating that the diamond is determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. \n____________________________\n\nROMANCE OF THE HEART\nFrom ancient Greek to modern day, diamonds have long been magical and powerful symbols of eternal love, romance and commitment. In Greek mythology, diamonds were the tears of God, Roman literature references diamonds as fragments of fallen stars, and Cupid’s irresistible arrows of love, passion, and desire were tipped with diamonds, accentuating the magical and symbolic power of diamonds and its connotation to love.\nThe heart, the most universal representation of love, refers to the emotional and spiritual essence of a person, a symbol of love, compassion, joy and charity. There is undeniably no ultimate expression of love, than that of a diamond fashioned in the shape of a heart, to mark the precious meaning of the beginning of a new life, assurance of an engagement, commitment to marriage, or more precisely, an allegory of a lover’s vows.\nAmongst the most celebrated heart-shaped diamonds, the largest heart-shaped diamond is perhaps the “La Lune” diamond at over 200 carats, “The Windsor Heart”, the famed 47.14 carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Pendant once belonged to the Duchess of Windsor and subsequently the collection of Estee and Evelyn Lauder has also marked its place in history; however, the most famous heart-shaped diamond in recent years is undisputedly the “Heart of Eternity”, a 27.64 carat fancy vivid blue diamond.\nHeart-shaped diamonds are notoriously difficult to cut, and particularly to polish given the cleft. It takes immense skill and precision from the diamond cutter to bring out the scintillation, fire and beauty of this cut; hence, the rather limited beautiful heart-shaped diamonds of over 30 carats available in the market.\nFor the ultimate symbol of romance and sentimentality, whether it is a “Hanging Heart” sculpture rendered by Jeff Koons, the Verdura wrapped heart, or the Andy Warhol paintings of hearts and cupids, what could be a more profound way to show one’s love than through this rare gift from Mother nature - an impressive 50.04 carat “Perfect Heart” of D-colour, the pinnacle of colour grade for diamonds, and with the purity of an Internally Flawless, free of natural inclusions, Type IIA diamond, the most chemically pure type of diamond with exceptional optical transparency.
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The GIA report is numbered 1162366140 and not 110206443741 as stated on the printed catalogue.

condition

Colour and Clarity: According to GIA report, the heart-shaped diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish. Another GIA letter also states that this diamond is a Type IIa diamond. Please refer to the report and letter for details. In our opinion, the heart-shaped diamond has a pleasant outline with nice face-up brilliance. Other tiny diamonds on the link chain and basket are about E to F colours, VS clarity. Condition: Karat white gold mount, in very good condition. 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. 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.

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