Max Fawcett, head of knickknack at Christie’s Geneva, thought of the quantity fetched by “The Rock” a win, since its sale was finished in “uncharted territory” for diamond of this traits.
Forward of the public sale, the pinnacle of Christie’s jewelry division in Geneva, Max Fawcett, defined why “The Rock” was thought of a singular diamond.
“Typically with these largest stones, they sacrifice a number of the form as a way to preserve the load,” he said. “This can be a completely symmetrical pear-shape type and… one of many rarest gems ever to be offered at public sale.”
Christie’s did higher with a 205.1-carat fancy yellow stone, referred to as the “Pink Cross”, first offered over a century in the past to assist the British Pink Cross throughout World Warfare I, and which fetched 14.2 million francs ($14.3 million), double the pre-sale estimate.
An unspecified “seven-figure sum” from the proceeds of this sale shall be donated by the unnamed non-public purchaser to the worldwide Pink Cross Motion, the public sale home stated.