Cherchez parmi plus de 100 millions d'objets dans notre base de données de prix réalisés

A highly important and rare cushion-shaped diamond weighing 38.88 carats + report
Vendu

À propos de l'objet

A highly important and rare cushion-shaped diamond weighing 38.88 carats, The unmounted cushion-shaped diamond weighing 38.88 cts.
CH
CH
CH

notes

Mounted as a ring, stamped Pt 950 for platinum. In very good condition.

Introduced at the beginning of the 20th century, the modern cushion-cut derives from ancient cushion-cut diamonds, sometimes referred to as 'old mine' cuts.  The most famous predecessor of today's cushion-cut is the 140.64 carat Regent diamond, formerly a part of the French Crown Jewels, currently conserved at the Louvre, Paris.  Discovered in Golconda, India in 1698 and sent to England to be cut between 1704 and 1706, the Regent became one of the first important examples of cushion-shaped diamonds. Probably developed in the 17th century, this cut slowly replaced the former dominant style of faceting, step-cutting.  This experimentation with perpendicular cuts, as opposed to horizontal ones, ultimately led to the development of the true round brilliant-cut, in the late 19th century.

As stated by the GIA, "The allure of a particular diamond depends more on cut than anything else.  Though extremely difficult to analyse or quantify, the cut of any diamond has three attributes: brilliance (the total light reflected from a diamond), fire (the dispersion of light into the colours of the spectrum), and scintillation (the flashes of light, or sparkle, when a diamond is moved)".  A well cut cushion-shaped diamond - and this 38.88 carat stone has been graded Excellent Polish and Excellent Symmetry - can bring these three attributes together, allowing light to perform in magical, breath-taking ways.

This superb 38.88 carats cushion-shaped diamond has not only received the highest colour and clarity grade from the GIA for white diamonds, D Colour, Flawless Clarity but has also been found to be part of the rare Type IIa subgroup. Stones in this group, which comprise less than 2 % of all gem diamonds, are chemically the purest of all diamond crystals and often have extraordinary optical transparency.

medium

Platinum and diamond


*Merci de noter que le prix n'est pas recalculé à la valeur actuelle, mais se rapporte au prix final réel au moment où l'objet a été vendu.

*Merci de noter que le prix n'est pas recalculé à la valeur actuelle, mais se rapporte au prix final réel au moment où l'objet a été vendu.


Publicité
Publicité