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    A pair of 35.77 and 35.61-carat D colour flawless clarity Type IIa round brilliant-cut diamonds, estimated at US$7/9 million each.

    This pair of unmounted, round, brilliant cut diamonds weighing 35.77 and 35.61 carats each and graded “D Flawless” will lead Christie’s sale of magnificent jewels in Hong Kong on November 29.  “D Flawless” is the highest accolade for colour and clarity and the Type 11a stones have been estimated at $7-9 million US dollars each.  They were uncovered at two separate mines in southern Africa, the Jwaneng mine in Botswana and the Saxendrift mine in South Africa.

    Beginning in October the sale will be toured to New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Geneva, Taipei and Hong Kong.

    UPDATE: the 35.77 carat stone sold for  $8,275,350 US dollars, the 35.61 carat stone made $8,131,654 US.

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