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Hong Kong: Largest diamond ever goes under the hammer01:45

Hong Kong: Largest diamond ever goes under the hammer

China, Hong Kong
September 19, 2013 at 08:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong: Largest diamond ever goes under the hammer

The largest diamond ever to be sold at auction is to be put under the hammer by Sotheby's Asia on October 7. The D-colour, flawless, type IIA magnificent oval diamond is predicted to go for HK$220-280 million (US$28-35 million).

First discovered in South Africa in 2011, with a rough of around 299 carats, the stone was polished and down to its current mass of 118.28 carats. Only four other white diamonds of this quality over 100 carats have ever been sold at auction.

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Hong Kong: Largest diamond ever goes under the hammer

The largest diamond ever to be sold at auction is to be put under the hammer by Sotheby's Asia on October 7. The D-colour, flawless, type IIA magnificent oval diamond is predicted to go for HK$220-280 million (US$28-35 million).

First discovered in South Africa in 2011, with a rough of around 299 carats, the stone was polished and down to its current mass of 118.28 carats. Only four other white diamonds of this quality over 100 carats have ever been sold at auction.