The largest diamond ever lower in Russia – a 100.94 carat stone known as the Alrosa Spectacle – might be auctioned in Geneva later this month.
The diamond may fetch between 12 and 18 million Swiss francs ($19.96 million) when it goes underneath the hammer at Christie’s on May 12.
“This fantastic 100 carat D color diamond was cut from a rough stone that originally weighed more than 200 carats. It was called the Sergei Diaghilev rough diamond and it was mined in 2016,” Marie-Cecile Cisamolo, a specialist within the public sale home’s jewelry division, stated.
“Between the tough and diamond that we’re providing in the present day, it took one yr and eight months to chop into this good stone.
“The diamond is considered one of 144 heaps on supply within the sale, which additionally contains rings, earrings, brooches and different items made with diamonds, sapphires and rubies.