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Home The BlogThe World's Largest Pear-Shaped Yellow Diamond Sold £6.8 Million at Auction

The World's Largest Pear-Shaped Yellow Diamond Sold £6.8 Million at Auction

It’s been names the Sun-Drop diamond and is the world’s largest diamond of its kind, selling for an impressive £6.8 million at auction on Tuesday night.

The remarkable pear-shape yellow diamond has become a record braking sale for yellow diamonds this week at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale. Weighing in at an incredible 110.03 carats the Sun-Drop diamond was discovered last year in South Africa and was rated by gemmologist as fancy vivid yellow – the highest possible colour grading. The lucky bidder for the yellow pear-shaped diamond has remained enormous; it’s not surprising though as you wouldn’t want thieves to know you had one of the world’s most expensive diamonds lying around

Sotheby’s Jewellery Department Chairman – David Bennet who conducted the sale said – ‘We are thrilled with the price achieved by this spectacular daffodil yellow diamond- it was exactly within our expectations for this spectacular stone’ Other lots at the auction on Tuesday included a fancy vivid blue rectangular brilliant cut diamond, selling for £2.6 million, and an impressive cushion cut diamond weighing 38.88 carats earned £4.4 million. The sale proves how robust the diamond market is and how the demand for high quality diamonds across the worlds is still strong. Tell us how you would wear this diamond - maybe as a drop diamond pendant? Or a large diamond ring?
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