Largest Yellow Diamond Ever Up for Auction
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This 110.03 carat yellow diamond is expected to fetch between $11 and $15 million at auction.
One lucky lady is about to get some serious bling for the holidays.
A 110.3 carat yellow diamond found in South Africa is hitting the auction block in Geneva next week, the New York Daily News reports. It's the largest yellow diamond ever found, and will set you back a cool $11 to $15 million. But with perfect clarity it's a small price to pay for a treasure.
Collectors, jewelry fanatics, and gem aficionados will be thrilled to note that there are no previous owners of the sun-drop diamond.
“Some people find it very attractive to own a stone that’s been lying untouched in the earth for millions of years,” David Bennett, the head of Sotheby’s jewelry division, told the Associated Press. And even better: the winner of the auction gets naming rights to the stone. (Sun-drop is but a temporary moniker.)
So just how large is 110.3 carats? Roughly, about two inches in length, and the stone's in a teardrop shape. In other words, it's huge.
As a side note, we look amazing in yellow, ahem.
In related news, Elizabeth Taylor's $150 million jewelry collection is set to hit auction in December and David Beckham may be the buyer.