Spoiler alert: This exceptionally rare white diamond will probably top $30 million, so none of us can afford it no matter what we do. It’s more than twice as expensive as McLaren’s “inexpensive” supercar.
But here’s why this is worthy of a spot for today’s posts.
As the title suggests, this white diamond is exceptionally rare. But to make that point clearer, here’s how Robb Report described it:
“The gem is the only known round brilliant-cut diamond over 100 carats with the highest cut, color and clarity grades from the Gemological Institute of America.”
Needless to say, the “only known” means it is indeed rare.
In addition, this diamond is categorized as a Type11a, which are given to diamonds that are chemically pure and are highly transparent.
Plus, just so you know, less than 2% of the diamonds in the world comprise the Type11a category. That’s how rare this gem is.
Aside from being rare, this 102-carat white diamond is also flawless be it internally or externally. Also, according to reports, the diamond has an exquisite symmetry.
Patti Wong, the founder of Sotheby’s Diamonds, said, “In the course of my long career, which has brought me close to some of the greatest stones the earth has ever yielded, I have not encountered anything quite like this. With its outstanding weight, its perfect colour, clarity and cut, it is a masterpiece of nature brought to life by human hand, blazing with a brilliant firework-like display of almost every colour on the spectrum —mesmerising to behold.”
This exceptionally rare white diamond was part of a 425-carat rough unearthed in Botswana and was carved to its perfect round shape by Diacore, a company of artisans in South Africa.
Where to buy it
This rare diamond may be purchased privately at Sotheby’s Diamonds salon. For more information, visit its site below. Just click the green “BUY” button.