Auction house Christie's on Wednesday said it would put up for auction "one of the world's most perfect diamonds" -- a new colourless, pear-shaped gem weighing 101.73 carats.
This picture released by Christie’s auction house on March 13, 2013 shows a pear-shaped, perfect D color, Type IIA Flawless gem diamond weighing 101.73 carats that will be offered for sale for the very first time on May 15, 2013 in Geneva. The raw original stone weighing 236 carats was extracted from Jwaneng mine in Botswana and its cut has lasted 21 months, said Christie's.
In the rough, the diamond was 236 carats when it was extracted from the Jwaneng mine in Botswana, before it was meticulously sculpted for 21 months, Christie's said.
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