Golconda diamond expected to sell for over $15 million

A 76-carat diamond billed as one of the most famous in the world is expected to fetch well over $15 million when it hits the auction block in November, Christie’s said on Friday. The colossal gem, which Christie’s said was the finest and largest perfect Golconda diamond ever to appear at auction, is perfect in color and internally flawless.

Handout shows Archduke Joseph Diamond, an unmounted cushion-shaped Golconda diamond weighing 76.02 carats with a D colour and internally flawless clarity
The Archduke Joseph Diamond, an unmounted cushion-shaped Golconda diamond weighing 76.02 carats with a D colour and internally flawless clarity, is seen in this undated publicity photograph released to Reuters September 20, 2012. Billed as one of the most famous in the world, this diamond is expected to fetch well over $15 million when it hits the auction block in November, Christie’s said on September 21, 2012.

Golconda diamond
A 76-carat diamond billed as one of the most famous in the world is expected to fetch well over $15 million when it hits the auction block in November, Christie’s said on Friday. The colossal gem, which Christie’s said was the finest and largest perfect Golconda diamond ever to appear at auction, is perfect in color and internally flawless.

The legendary Golconda mines in India produced some of the world's most famous diamonds, including the Koh-i-Noor" Rahul Kadakia, head of jewelry for Christie's Americas and Switzerland. The diamond i
The legendary Golconda mines in India produced some of the world’s most famous diamonds, including the Koh-i-Noor” Rahul Kadakia, head of jewelry for Christie’s Americas and Switzerland. The diamond is named the Archduke Joseph Diamond, after one of its former owners

Rare Martian Pink diamond sold for $17.4 million
Extremely rare Martian Pink diamond,the largest ever to hit the auction market was sold for over double its original estimate for $17.4m through auction house Christie’s.The “Martian Pink”, a 12.04-carat Fancy Intense pink (Type IIa) diamond, is shown during a media preview at Christie’s.

Rare Martian Pink diamond sold for $17.4 million
The “Martian Pink” was named by American jeweller Ronald Winston in 1976.
Photo Credit: Christie’s
The “Martian Pink” was named by American jeweller Ronald Winston in 1976.

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The Clark Pink
A rare 9-carat pink diamond ring, known as “the Clark Pink” and belonging to Huguette Clark is shown in this undated handout photo. Jewels belonging to Clark, who was dubbed the “reluctant heiress” after choosing to spend her final years living in hospitals instead of her lavish homes, sold for $21 million at auction. The rare pink diamond ring that fetched more than $15 million, nearly twice its high pre-sale estimate, was the top item in the sale at Christie’s on April 17, 2012, which had been expected to total about $10 million.

A Sun Drop Diamond Forms Part Of Sothebys Magnificent Jewels Sale
Sun-drop diamond
A Sotheby’s employee holds a 110.03 carat sun-drop diamond on October 24, 2011 in London, England. The diamond is the largest yellow pear-shaped diamond in the world, and is expected to fetch between $11-15 Million USD when it is sold at auction at Sotheby’s Auction house in London.

A Sun Drop Diamond Forms Part Of Sothebys Magnificent Jewels Sale
Sun-drop diamond
A Sotheby’s employee holds a 110.03 carat sun-drop diamond on October 24, 2011 in London, England. The diamond is the largest yellow pear-shaped diamond in the world, and is expected to fetch between $11-15 Million USD when it is sold at auction at Sotheby’s Auction house in London

Huge rare pink diamond found in Australia
Argyle Pink Jubilee
Mining group Rio Tinto has unearthed an extremely rare pink diamond, Australia’s biggest rough pink diamond weighing 12.76 carats at its Argyle mine.

Huge rare pink diamond found in Australia
Argyle Pink Jubilee
More than 90 percent of the world’s pink diamonds come from the Argyle mine in the East Kimberley region in the far northeast area of Western Australia.The diamond, discovered in the Argyle open pit, will be known as The Argyle Pink Jubilee, Rio Tinto said in a statement. It is a light pink diamond, similar to The Williamson Pink, the diamond Britain’s Queen Elizabeth received as a wedding gift and which was later set into a brooch for her Coronation.

Courtesy: http://in.news.yahoo.com

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