Christie’s To Offer 52-Carat Golconda Diamond
A 52.58-carat D-flawless diamond sourced from the legendary Golconda mines in south central India will be the star of the show for Christie's Magnificent Jewels auction - taking place on December 10 in New York City. Christie's described the octagonal-cut diamond as having "superior luminance, luster and distinct brilliance." It is expected to fetch between $9.5 million to $12.5 million.
Back in April, the extraordinary "Princie" - also sourced from the Golconda mine - rocked the auction world when it sold for $39.3 million at Christie's New York. The 34.65-carat cushion-cut fancy intense pink diamond was the most valuable diamond ever sold by this auction house.
"The biggest and most flawless of all pink diamonds known to date" was also sold mid-November by Christie's rival Sotheby's for a record 74.1 million dollars.
Another fantastic piece being auctioned at Christie's this December is a platinum necklace featuring a 22.12-carat D colour, VVS1, pear-shaped diamond. The necklace by Leviev is accented with marquise-cut and oval-cut diamonds weighing a total of about 38.76 carats. Estimated to fetch around $3.5 million.