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102.39克拉罕见无暇钻石将拍卖 有望成最昂贵宝石之一

kira86 于2020-09-16发布
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一颗重达102.39克拉的D级无瑕钻石将于10月在香港苏富比拍卖,届时它有望成为有史以来被拍卖的最昂贵的宝石之一。
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Flawless diamond to be auctioned

罕见无暇巨钻即将拍卖

An exceptionally rare 102.39-carat diamond may become one of the most expensive stones ever to sell at auction when it goes under the hammer in Hong Kong next month.

一颗非常罕见的重达102.39克拉的钻石将于下月在香港拍卖,届时它有望成为有史以来被拍卖的最昂贵的宝石之一。

Although auction house Sotheby's declined to provide a pre-sale estimate, diamonds of similar size and quality have previously attracted bids anywhere from $12 million to more than $30 million.

尽管苏富比拍卖行拒绝提供预售估价,但此前拍卖的尺寸和质量相似的钻石的成交价从1200万美元到超过3300万美元不等。

Cut from a 271-carat rough diamond discovered in 2018 in Ontario, Canada, the oval stone has achieved top rankings in each of the "four Cs" - cut, color, clarity and carat weight - by which a diamond is judged, the auction house said.

苏富比称,2018年在加拿大安大略省发现了一颗271克拉的毛坯钻石,从中切割出了这颗椭圆形钻石。在钻石的"四个C"标准中,即切工、颜色、净度和重量四个方面,这颗钻石都获得了最高等级。

It has been classified as "D color," the highest grading for a white diamond, and is considered to be internally and externally "flawless," placing it among the world's most chemically pure, transparent and symmetrical diamonds.

这颗钻石的成色为白钻中的最高等级——D级,被认为内部外部皆无瑕疵,堪称世界上化学成分最纯净、最透明、最对称的钻石之一。

It also belongs to a rare subgroup of diamonds that contain little to no nitrogen.

它也属于稀有的亚类钻石,几乎不含氮气。

Only seven D color flawless (or internally flawless) diamonds weighing more than 100 carats have ever appeared at auction before, according to Sotheby's.

苏富比称,在此之前,拍卖史上一共只出现过7颗超过100克拉的成色D级的无瑕(或内部无瑕)的钻石。

Unusually, the rare oval diamond is being offered without a reserve, meaning it will be sold regardless of the size of the highest bid.

不同寻常的是,这颗罕见的椭圆形钻石将以无底价形式拍卖,这意味着意味着不论金额多少,只要是最高出价即可拍得这枚巨钻。

Bidding will open online from Sept 15, with the sale concluding at a live auction in Hong Kong on Oct 5.

网上竞拍将从9月15日开始,10月5日在香港的现场拍卖会上落槌。

文章来源:chinadaily

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