Sold at auction in New York, the stone is over 100 carats and is free of any internal imperfections. Its clarity and purity is record-breaking
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The perfect diamond for the "modest" figure of 22 million dollars was auctioned in New York. The stone is over 100 carats in a classic emerald cut. According to Sotheby's, the completely perfect D-colored stone is the highest and most clarity white diamond of more than 100 carats ever auctioned.
The color is whiter than white. And devoid of any internal imperfections.
Its transparency is so pure that it has been compared to that of a pool of ice water. The presale estimate had been 19-25 million. Buyer and buyer wanted to remain anonymous. The winning offer came by phone.
The diamond was mined in South Africa in the past 10 years and weighed 200 carats before polishing and cutting. In the world, only 5 other such large and perfect diamonds have gone up for auction in the past 25 years.
The highest price paid for a jewel purchased at the auction is 46 million dollars and it is a pink diamond, emerald cut, beaten by Sotheby's in 2010.
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