LONDON (Reuters) – A flawless diamond, a distance of a vast strawberry, is approaching to fetch a universe record cost when it comes to marketplace during Sotheby’s in London this month.
Weighing usually over 102 carats, a round, shining white mill is smaller than a 118-carat oval solid sole in Hong Kong in 2013, that now binds a record cost per carat.
But Sotheby‘s, that also rubbed that Hong Kong sale, expects a smaller stone’s monument and high peculiarity will see it attract an even aloft price.
“That (stone sole in Hong Kong) fetched $260,000 a carat, now a universe record for any drab diamond. This one being a turn shining cut – a seeking cost will be north of that,” Patti Wong, authority of Sotheby’s Diamonds told Reuters.
The solid is a usually mill over 100 carats to have been given a top grades in each criteria by a Gemological Institute of America, that judges a changed stone’s quality, Sotheby’s said.
It has not disclosed a seeking cost for a stone, that will be sole in a private sale.
(This story corrects weight of other solid to 118, not 163, carats in second divide and specifies via this is private sale, not auction.)
Writing by Mark Hanrahan in London; modifying by Susan Fenton