A magnificent 32.32 carats Type IIa oval-cut diamond ring, by BVLGARI. Estimate $3,500,000 – $5,000,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
Set with an oval-cut diamond, weighing approximately 32.32 carats, flanked on either side by a tapered baguette-cut diamond, mounted in platinum, Signed BVLGARI
With report 14138839 dated 10 October 2014 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D color, VVS1 clarity; accompanied by a working diagram indicating that the clarity of the diamond may be potentially Internally Flawless
Accompanied by a supplemental letter from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond has been determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan I and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor, are examples of Type IIa
CHRISTIE’S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 10 December 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.