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Egg-sized diamond fetches over $21 Million with fees at Geneva sale

  • Also going under the hammer was the “Red Cross” diamond, a 205.1-carat fancy yellow stone, which fetched nearly 14.2 million francs, double the pre-sale estimate.
An unspecified private buyer acquired The Rock, for which the pre-auction estimate was between 19 million and 30 million francs.(AP)
An unspecified private buyer acquired The Rock, for which the pre-auction estimate was between 19 million and 30 million francs.(AP)
Updated on May 12, 2022 04:45 AM IST
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Extremely rare 555.55-carat black diamond, ‘The Enigma’, to be auctioned 

Sotheby's calls the 555.55-carat black diamond — believed to have come from outer space — “The Enigma.”
The rare gem was shown off on Monday to journalists as part of a tour in Dubai and Los Angeles before it is due to be auctioned off in February in London.(AFP)
The rare gem was shown off on Monday to journalists as part of a tour in Dubai and Los Angeles before it is due to be auctioned off in February in London.(AFP)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 06:13 PM IST
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Sotheby's marks another bitcoin milestone with rare pear-shaped diamond auction

Sotheby's said it would be first time a pear shaped flawless diamond of 101.38-carat has been offered for public purchase with cryptocurrency. It carries a pre-sale estimate of $10 million - $15 million and will be sold on July 9 in Hong Kong with bitcoin, ether or traditional money as payment.
An employee of Sotheby's poses with a rare pear-Shaped D Colour Flawless 100+ carat diamond at Sotheby's in New York City, New York, U.S., June 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
An employee of Sotheby's poses with a rare pear-Shaped D Colour Flawless 100+ carat diamond at Sotheby's in New York City, New York, U.S., June 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2021 06:12 PM IST
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South African 'diamond rush' unearths only quartz crystals, officials say

People from across South Africa travelled to KwaHlathi in the country's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province where villagers had been digging since June 12 in search of diamonds.
Thousands flock to rural South African village in hope of mining diamond only to find quartz crystals.(Reuters)
Thousands flock to rural South African village in hope of mining diamond only to find quartz crystals.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 09:54 PM IST
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World's third largest 1,098 carat diamond unearthed in Botswana

It is the third largest in the world, behind the 3,106 carat Cullinan stone recovered in South Africa in 1905.
A 1,098 carat diamond, discovered in Botswana and believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, is seen in this undated handout picture received June 16, 2021. (via REUTERS)
A 1,098 carat diamond, discovered in Botswana and believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, is seen in this undated handout picture received June 16, 2021. (via REUTERS)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 03:53 PM IST
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