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The Story of the 101 carat Winston Legacy Diamond, that was Once Auctioned for 26.7 Million Dollars


The number 101 might be familiar in most modern day pop-culture references. Even children can relate to the catchy number being used as part of the 101 Dalmatians animation franchise. Did you know though that there is a beautiful pear-shaped diamond out there called the '101'? Precisely it actually weighs 101.73 carats, however 'point seventy three' didn't quite sound as catchy for its proprietors.



This diamond was once bought by Harry Winston, the famous jewelry design house, during a Christie's event several years ago. The purchases was a celebratory event of Harry Winston being acquired by the Swatch Group. The company currently owns many famous jewelry and watch brands such as Blancpain, Tissot and Omega, aside from their own Swatch brand.




The 101 diamond was described as the most perfect diamond ever offered at auction- by Rahul Kadakia, the head of Christie's Switzerland during the time of sale. Harry Winston originally purchased the stone for about 254,000 USD per carat, or about 26.7 million dollars in total. It sits today as one of the world's finest pear-shaped D-colored, flawless diamonds recorded in human history. It was soon after renamed to the 'Winston Legacy' in honour of the jewelry house's founder.
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