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Flawless pair offered by Sotheby's


Sotheby's will auction two flawless white diamonds with an estimated combined price of more than $15 million.


The stones will be previewed in London from April 6 before it's sale at the Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva on May 15. 


The first is a round brilliant cut 51.71 carat stone while the second is an oval cut 50.39 carat diamond. These are the largest of their shape to be sold at auction, both stones are D colour, flawless and type IIa.


Sotheby's also said it has sold the only known round brilliant flawless diamond over 100 carats in a private sale. While the company did not reveal who bought it and for how much, it said the diamond weighed 102.34 carat and the purchase price broke the record for a white diamond which stands at $260,252 per carat. 


"Having witnessed the enormous effect of the 102.34 carat stone on those who saw it, we are now thrilled to bring to market two more truly exceptional stones, both of which are among the largest, highest quality white diamond ever to come to auction," said David Bennett, worldwide chairman of sothebys international jewellery division. "Diamonds like these have always captivated collectors and connoisseurs alike, and continue to do so."


We'll be popping down to bond street to catch a glimpse of these stunners before they are flown to their next destination. 


Laura @ IGR London