Two ‘brilliant cut’ 50ct diamonds to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

According to the group they are the two largest, purest white diamonds to ever be auctioned

Sotheby’s diamonds has announced that two 50ct brilliant cut diamonds are to be auctioned in Geneva this May.

The first of the two stones is a round, brilliant cut diamond which, at 51.71ct, and ranks as the second largest D Flawless brilliant-cut diamond ever to have appeared at auction. The second stone weighs 50.39ct but is oval, rather than round, and also is the second largest D Flawless diamond of its shape ever to have come to auction.

Both of the stones share the same colour and clarity as the 102.34ct stone sold privately through Sotheby’s diamonds in February, which is the only known round brilliant-cut diamond over 100ct.

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David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division, said:  “Having witnessed the enormous effect of the 102.34ct stone on those who saw it, we are now thrilled to bring to the market two more truly exceptional stones, both of which are among the largest, highest quality white diamonds ever to come to auction.”

He added: “Diamonds like these have always captivated collectors and connoisseurs alike and continue to do so today.”

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