If you’ve been eyeing an expensive neckpiece – we may have an extravagant 163.41-carat piece handpicked for you. Christie’s upcoming sale entails an impressive D-colour emerald-cut sparkler and we hear it is the world’s largest flawless diamond to go to auction. Crafted on a necklace designed by Swiss jeweler De Grisogono, the impressive Type IIA rock was obtained, cut and polished from a bigger 404.20-carat rough diamond mined in eastern Angola last year. The latter was the 27th largest rough white diamond ever found.
What’s the story behind this stunning neckpiece? Well, what De Grisogono has done is mount the giant diamond on a resplendent, asymmetric necklace festooned with 18 smaller emerald-cut diamonds on the left side. On the other side of the necklace is an eye-popping array of pear-shaped and brilliant-cut emeralds in various sizes, which sweep downward in two rows following a fluid, curved silhouette.
The necklace is on tour and has been showcased in Hong Kong and London, and will next be in Dubai and New York. The piece will be in Geneva on 14 November, when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction. The pricing has not been estimated as yet though.