The buyer of the stunning diamond remains anonymous and made his purchase on the phone.
Sotheby’s head jeweler, Gary Schuler described the diamond as, “The color is whiter than white, it is free of any internal perfections, and so transparent that I can only compare it to a pool of water.”
This is one out of six 100-carat and over diamonds that have been sold at the auction in the course of 25 years.
In Geneva a pink diamond called the famous “Pink Start” set the world record price for a gemstone sold for $83.02 million in 2013.
Schuler said the diamond sold Tuesday is one of kind for its beautiful size and shape and all the detailed work put into it. What once was a 200-carat diamond become 100 from the years spent to make the perfect cut.