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Sotheby’s auction focuses on historic yellow diamond

Sotheby’s Geneva is set to highlight a significant piece in the realm of high jewelry—the famed Allnatt Diamond. Scheduled for auction on May 14th, this extraordinary 101.29-carat yellow diamond brooch, crafted by Cartier in 1952, is anticipated to fetch up to CHF 6.5 million ($7.2 million).

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Renowned for its vivid yellow hue and VS2 clarity, the Allnatt Diamond takes center stage as the centerpiece of a radiant flower brooch, intricately adorned with diamonds. Its storied provenance traces back to Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, adding to its allure.

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Having undergone a transformation from its original 102.07-carat weight, the diamond has graced prestigious exhibitions, including the Smithsonian’s “The Splendor of Diamonds.” Now returning to the auction circuit, it symbolizes unparalleled elegance and refinement.

The upcoming auction promises a display of opulence, featuring exquisite pieces from esteemed design houses. Yet, the Allnatt Diamond shines as the event’s crowning jewel, embodying exceptional craftsmanship and timeless beauty. As anticipation builds among collectors and connoisseurs, the stage is set for a remarkable evening where history and luxury converge in a spectacle of brilliance and prestige.

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