Sotheby’s crowned their five-day HK$4.2bn (£354.5m) sales series in Hong Kong this month with a record price for a white diamond.
The 'flawless' 118.28 carat unmounted oval
brilliant-cut stone was mined and cut in South Africa two years ago
and is the largest and most significant such stone graded by the
Gemological Institute of America.
It sold for HK$212m (£17.9m) hammer on October 7, beating the
previous record set at a premium-inclusive $26.7m (£16.6m) by
Christie's in Geneva in May this year.