DUBAI 1 October 2017: Christie’s Auction House and de Grisogono Jewellers will hold an exhibition and auction under the title “The Art of de Grisogono” in Dubai from 17th to 19th October, to showcase a selection of the finest diamonds in the world.
The International Head of Jewellery at Christie’s, Rahul Kadakia, said that the show will feature the largest D-color flawless diamond to ever come to auction, a 163.41-carat emerald-cut gem, given the name the “4 de Fevereiro”.
According to Forbes, it is the 27th biggest rough white diamond ever discovered and the largest in Angola, said Wam.
Christie’s is selling what it says is the largest D-color flawless diamond to ever come to auction, a 163.41-carat emerald-cut gem owned by the Geneva-based luxury jeweler, De Grisogono.
The diamond was cut from a 404-carat rough discovered in February 2016 in the Lulo mine in Angola. Given the name, “4 de Fevereiro,” it is the 27th biggest rough white diamond ever discovered and the largest in Angola. Fawaz Gruosi, founder of De Grisogono, purchased the rough diamond. He had it analyzed in Antwerp and cut in New York, where a team of 10 diamond-cutting specialists were involved. The cutting process alone took 11 months, said Forbes.
The De Grisogono 163.41-carat D-color flawless diamond suspended from an asymmetric necklace with a trailing on the left side of 18 emerald-cut diamonds and to the right two rows of pear-shaped emeralds
According to Forbes, the schedule for the worldwide tour for this jewel is as follows:
Christie’s Hong Kong – September 28 – October 1
Christie’s London – October 4 -7.
Christie’s and De Grisogono in Dubai – October 17 – 19
Christie’s New York – November 3 – 6
Christie’s Geneva – November 9 – 14