Oh the wonder of beautiful diamonds…the Hope, Koh-i-Noor, the Princie, all referred to as “Golconda Diamonds”. These fantastic gems are designated as Type IIa—diamonds which are devoid of nitrogen and consequently are the whitest, brightest and “purest” of all diamonds. Nitrogen gives a diamond a yellowish cast.
It was believed that these fabulous gems were only found in a specific area of India, i.e., the Golconda Sultanate so it became commonplace among the trade and connoisseurs to refer to any gorgeous large D color, internally flawless gems as a “Golconda”. In fact, we now know there are other areas of the world these exceptionally rare diamonds can be found.
With a flawless internal clarity and D color, a 3.04 carat brilliant cushion cut “Golconda” diamond is presented here for your consideration. With impeccable proportions of 11.82 by 9.2 by 3.10 mm, this fascinating and important gem is a standout.
Set in a simple open work minimalist platinum mounting, the main diamond is joined by six (6) princess cut diamonds, total weight .72 carats (F-G color: VS clarity). Placed three (3) in graduated size of .10 carats to .14 carats along each split shoulder, the brilliance of the diamonds is beyond compare.
Accompanied by a GIA certificate 7161991463 with statement regarding type IIa classification. Contact us for higher resolution images.
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