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双语:世界第二大钻石成功售出 3.5亿元成交

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发表于 2017-10-3 15:13:27 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
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  The world’s second-biggest diamond has finally found a buyer.

  世界上第二大钻石如今终于找到主人了!

  After failing to sell at a Sotheby’s auction last year, the 1,109-carat uncut stone has now fetched $53 million in a private sale to luxury jeweler Graff Diamonds.

  在经历了去年在苏士比拍卖行的流拍后,这颗1109克拉未经切割的原钻以5300万美元(约合3.5亿元人民币)的高价被英国奢侈珠宝商格拉夫珠宝公司买下。

  The seller, Canada’s Lucara , recovered the huge diamond from Botswana’s Karowe mine nearly two years ago. It named it Lesedi La Rona, which means "Our Light" in Botswana’s Tswana language.

  卖家加拿大卢卡拉钻石公司于约两年前在卢卡拉公司在博茨瓦纳卡罗韦钻石矿中发现了这颗钻石,并为其命名“Lesedi La Rona”,在博茨瓦纳语中意为“吾辈之光”。

  Lucara had originally hoped to get at least $70 million for the stone, describing it as the biggest gem quality diamond found in more than a century.

  卢卡拉公司最初希望“吾辈之光”至少可以卖到7000万美元,称其是一个多世纪以来所发现的体积最大的宝石级钻石。

  Lucara CEO William Lamb said the price paid by Graff topped the highest bid received in the Sotheby’s auction last year. But it falls short of the $63 million Lucara received last year for The Constellation, a smaller 813-carat uncut diamond.

  卢卡拉公司CEO威廉姆.兰姆表示,格拉夫珠宝给出的价格已经超过了去年苏富比所拍出的最高价,但是,与去年卢卡拉卖出的“星座”钻石的价格相比还是差了一些——那颗重813克拉的未切割钻石卖到了6300万美元。

  U.K.-based Graff Diamonds has a long history of acquiring the precious stones in multimillion-dollar deals. In 2006, it bought the 603-carat uncut Lesotho Promise at an auction in Belgium for $12.4 million.

  英国的格拉夫珠宝公司有着悠久的购买宝石的历史,交易往往达数百万美元。2006年,它以1240万美元的价格在比利时的一场拍卖会上买下了603克拉的原钻莱索托(Lesotho)。

  "The stone will tell us its story, it will dictate how it wants to be cut," said Laurence Graff, who founded the company in 1960.

  劳伦斯.格拉夫说,“这颗钻石会告诉我们它的故事,向我们展示它希望怎样被切割。”劳伦斯在1960年成立的这家公司。

  Lucara announced the sale of the Lesedi La Rona after the market closed Monday, a day when its Toronto-listed shares slumped 1.7%.



  星期一收盘后,卢卡拉公司宣布了“吾辈之光”的交易。这天,它在多伦多上市的股票下跌了1.7%。

  The stock soared in the months following the Lesedi La Rona’s discovery, but it has plummeted more than 40% since last year’s failed auction.

  在“吾辈之光”发现后的几个月里,其股价一直在上涨,但自从去年拍卖失败后,股价跳水了40%多。

  The only larger diamond previously unearthed was the 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond, which was discovered in South Africa in 1905. The Cullinan was eventually cut into smaller stones, some of which are now part of British royal family’s crown jewels.

  唯一比它体积还大的钻石是1905年在南非被发现的“库利南”,足有3106克拉。不过,“库利南”最终被切分成很多小块,其中一些被用于制作英国王室的皇冠。

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