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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Golconda Diamond Recycling

Another Photo by David Behl from my archives.

One  fabulous Golconda diamond ear pendant by Cartier was bought at auction. 
The spectacular old cushion-shaped rose-cut Golconda diamond was re-mounted in a platinum necklace, with Colombian emeralds, fancy cut diamonds, and diamond briolettes.

Golconda diamonds are named for the city in India which was the center of the diamond trade in the 17th century. These diamonds are renowned for their clarity. 
An old color grade referred to them as limpid which meant, entirely without body color with and a bluish cast. Golconda diamonds are some of the most sought after diamonds in the world.

Some years ago (2010) this Golconda diamond sold at Christie's Geneva. it is an antique 26.17-carat, D, internally flawless pear-shaped, type IIa . It sold for  $3,483,213 or $133,000 per carat. 

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