'The Most Beautiful Diamond in the World' Expected to Fetch $25 to $35 Million at Auction
It would take the entire yearly salary of more than 8,000 locals to purchase the gem where it was mined.
Can you put a price on love? The Creation One diamond seems to think it can, and a hefty one at that.
The 163-carat diamond, thought to be the largest-ever diamond mined in Angola, is expected to sell for $25 to $35 million U.S. dollars — the equivalent of 30 $1 million homes, 600 brand new 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class convertibles or 30,000 iPhone X’s — at auction Tuesday evening
Those who would prefer to instead purchase the precious mineral, which comes set in an emerald and diamond necklace, for their loved ones this holiday season can enter their bid at Christie’s Auction House in Geneva, Switzerland.
The emerald cut diamond is a D-color, Type IIA diamond — a variety valued for its transparency and color.
The gem, measuring at “the size of a matchbox,” was cut from a massive 404-carat rough stone that was discovered last year in Angola’s Lulo mine — where it would take the entire yearly income of more than 8,000 residents of the southwest African country to purchase the diamond locally.
It's a small price to pay for what the 80-year-old master diamond cleaver Ben Green, who took six months to cut the diamond, dubbed “the most beautiful diamond in the world.”
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