110.03 Carat Sun-Drop Diamond Sells for $10.9

calendarThe most impressive and largest diamond ever to come to auction, the 110.3 carat pear-shaped yellow Sun-Drop Diamond from South Africa, sold at auction in Geneva last week for $10.9 million — $12.4 million including commission.

Gemologists had rated it fancy, vivid yellow – the highest possible color grading. Yellow diamonds are created by nitrogen impurities trapped within carbon molecules and hardened over millions of years. (Read more about measuring a diamond’s value.)

According to Sotheby’s, the Sun-Drop Diamond sale in Geneva’s Beau-Rivage hotel set “a record for a yellow diamond at auction.”

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