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UNMOUNTED CIRCULAR-CUT DIAMOND
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UNMOUNTED CIRCULAR-CUT DIAMOND\n\nWeighing approximately 44.18 cts.\n\nWith certificate 8682604 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D color (colorless) and Internally Flawless\nEstimate on request\n\nLarge circular-cut, D color, internally flawless diamonds are the rarest type to be found, especially those over 10 carats.\n\nThe reason why these stones are so rare is that a diamond cutter will try to retain as much weight as possible when making a gem, because of this a large number of shapes will be chosen instead of a round.\n\nIn all likelihood, the crystal of this particular diamond could have been as big as 200 carats as a cutter would have to lose as much as 60-70 of its weight to yeild the perfect round. In this instance, if the stone had been made into a pear, oval, marquise or rectangular-shape, a diamond of over 70 carats could have been produced.\n\nFrom our records, no stone of this size exists. To date, the largest round gem to be offerd at auction was 32.58 carats and sold at Christie's in Geneva on November 21, 1991 for $2,250.000. Prior to that, the largest stone was 19.47 carats and sold by Christie's in April 1970.\n\nThis magnificient gem is without a question one of the rarest white diamonds to be sold at auction in many years.
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UNMOUNTED CIRCULAR-CUT DIAMOND

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A PERFECT CIRCULAR-CUT DIAMOND

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In all likelihood, the crystal of this particular diamond could have been as big as 200 carats as a cutter would have to lose as much as 60-70 of its weight to yeild the perfect round. In this instance, if the stone had been made into a pear, oval, marquise or rectangular-shape, a diamond of over 70 carats could have been produced.


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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