Having a whopping 80-carat gemstone in your possession is not something that comes around every day for a jeweller. Especially when a gem of that size holds the honour as the largest diamond to be sold by Tiffany & Co.
It joins the ranks of other exceptional and rare giant stones owned by the American house such as the Tiffany Diamond (it’s one of the largest and most magnificent fancy yellow diamonds around and not for sale); the Hooker Emerald (currently exhibited at the Smithsonian); and the Mazarin Diamonds (a large collection of French Crown Jewels that Tiffany acquired through an auction in the 19th century).
Weighing over-80-carat, the rare oval-cut diamond was ethically-mined in Botswana and certified an impressive D colour and internally flawless. Its acquisition highlights Tiffany & Co.’s commitment to diamond traceability as part of the brand’s Diamond Source Initiative that allows shoppers to track the origins of diamonds – from the mines they come from to where they are polished.
With such a monumental purchase, Tiffany & Co. is naturally inspired to mount the rock on a one-of-a-kind design. For this, it turns its attention to a high jewellery necklace design from the 1939 archives as a starting point.
Below, we take a closer look at what the brand is up to with the design.