I was helping a friend with the very same Mauboussin promotion in New York (promotion was in Paris as well). It's a .10 H color SI clarity diamond, ideal cut... so to all you doubters, it's far from a worthless stone. H color - on a D to Z scale = Near Colorless SI clarity - Inclusions are easy to see under 10x magnification, but invisible to naked eye unless stone is muuuuch larger. You can leave with the diamond or can purchase a pre-set 18k white gold piece in several options (ring/earring/pendant/cufflinks)... to all you internet experts who drooled pessimist wisdom...there were guys from the NYC diamond district recruiting people in chinatown to go get the diamond, and than buying it off them for $20 outside the store...and our diamond district Hebrew friends know their stuff.
Mauboussin is not looking to make money on this promotion...the diamond giveaway costs them money..Operating since 1827, opened to public since 2005, so this is pretty much a publicity pull to catch up with the world-known competition(Cartier, Van Cleef)
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