Friday, February 6, 2009

meet shizuka.

101 carat diamond finally gets a name

The rare, 101.27-carat diamond sold at Christie’s spring 2008 Hong Kong auction is now known as “The Shizuka Diamond,” Christie’s announced on Thursday.

The giant stone’s owner selected the name as a gift for his wife of 16 years.

The Shizuka diamond netted $6.2 million at “Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale” in May 2008 and is the largest colorless diamond ever sold at auction in Asia.

The diamond was cut from a 460 carat rough diamond to the 101.27 carats and boasted 92 brilliant facets.

At the time of its sale, it was also the largest colorless diamond sold at auction worldwide in nearly 20 years.

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