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Christie’s kicks off online auction with £1.1m heart-shaped diamond

The curated online-only auction which will run until 18 August celebrates some of the most sought after diamonds

Christie’s has announced the second iteration of its “Jewels Online: Summer Sparkle” auction which will see the sale of a 24.45 carat heart-shaped diamond pendant for an estimate between $1.5m (£1.1m) and £2.5m (£1.7m).

The curated online-only auction which will run until 18 August celebrates some of the most sought after diamonds.

From classic colorless diamonds, to a wide variety of rare colors spanning pinks, oranges, greens, browns and yellows this sale offers a vast selection including a dedicated selection of jewels offered without reserve.

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The 24.45 carat diamond, which is said to be “a highlight” for the auction also belongs to the rare Type IIa category, which make up less than 2% of all diamonds.

These stones have no traces of the colorant nitrogen, which create a “purity of color” originating from the mines of Golconda, Brazil and South Africa.

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