Golconda diamond to feature in NY Christies auction
November 2013 – On December 10, after a banner year in which new heights were achieved for colored and colorless diamonds, Christie’s New York will conclude the winter auction season with a spectacular 52.58 carat D color Internally Flawless Golconda diamond that possesses a superior luminance, luster and distinct brilliance.
The diamond mines of Golconda yield diamonds of a specific type, color, and the highest degree of transparency exhibiting a superior polish and octagonal cutting style.
A diamond this rare marks an unprecedented opportunity for collectors of the world’s finest gemstones.
In addition, this blockbuster 500 lot day long auction at Christie’s Rockefeller Center is comprised of important colored and colorless diamonds, rare gemstones, signed jewels, and natural pearls expected to achieve in excess of $45 million.
Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry for Christie’s Americas and Switzerland, said: “2013 has proven to be a record breaking year for jewelry auctions globally.
Beginning with the historic sale of the Princie Diamond in New York in April to The Orange in Geneva this November, collectors worldwide paid record prices to acquire the rarest and finest gemstones that appeared on the auction block.
“On December 10, our team of specialists looks forward to offering collectors yet another opportunity to participate in a wonderfully curated sale.”