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One Of The World’s Biggest Polished Diamonds Is On Display At Sotheby Dubai

This year, coloured diamonds made history by headlining Sotheby's flagship jewellery auctions in Hong Kong, Geneva, and New York.

Sotheby's Dubai today announced another historic gem: The Golden Canary, which is expected to fetch $15 million at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on December 7. The Fancy Deep Brownish-Yellow Diamond, weighing 303.10 carats, is one of the world's biggest polished diamonds and the largest perfect or internally flawless diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The Golden Canary has been reshaped from its original shield design into a traditional pear shape, making it richer in colour and brighter in colour.

"We are pleased to continue to highlight the UAE as the premier location for fans of luxury, with the worldwide reveal of such an incredible calibre with a selling exhibition curated by our team here on the ground," Katia Nounou Boueiz, head of Sotheby's UAE, said in a statement.

A selection of rare luxury products, all of which are available for immediate purchase, is also on display at Sotheby's Dubai. The sale show, which is open to the public until November 4, comprises a variety of hand-embellished Hermes Birkin and Kelly handbags converted by luxury designer Jay Ahr. This is the first time the collection has been displayed in the Middle East.

Gaelle Khouri, a Lebanese jewellery designer, will also bring her new collection to the show, which will consist of either geometric (Formes Angulaires) or sensuous (Formes Instinctives) pieces in yellow, white, or rose gold, typically adorned with diamonds and precious stones. Contemporary photography by Moroccan-born artist Lalla Essaydi is also included in the exhibition.

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Billionaire Laurence Graff paid a record-breaking $46.1 million for a magnificent vivid pink diamond weighing 24.78 carats. Originally owned by his competitor Harry Winston, it now carries graff’s name and is a part of the legendary collection of rare diamonds.

We usually advise brilliant round diamonds with a cut grade of very good, ideal, or super ideal for engagement rings (also known as hearts and arrows). A high cut grade maximises a diamond’s beauty for a given carat weight.

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It’s crucial to have a concept of what you might prefer before starting your search because it will enable you to focus on fewer of the many engagement ring possibilities that are now available. Also, when you initially start browsing, it helps to have a few distinct design concepts and the overall budget because the variety can be overwhelming.

Here are Engagement Ring Trends 2023:

1. Modern Art-Deco
2. Colored Stones
3. Lab-Grown Diamonds
4. East-West Settings
5. Multiple Large Stones

The traditional round diamond form, which is the most common, may come to mind when you think of diamonds. But if you want something different, a tonne of alternative forms may be found to suit your unique taste and style. Each diamond shape has its own fire and brilliance because they are cut to different standards, altering how they reflect light.

The most popular kinds of diamonds are listed below:

1. Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
2. Princess-Cut Diamonds
3. Marquise-Cut Diamonds
4. Cushion-Cut Diamonds
5. Emerald-Cut Diamonds
6. Radiant-Cut Diamonds
7. Pear-Shaped Diamonds
8. Oval Diamonds
9. Asscher-Cut Diamonds