This 102-carat Canadian diamond is up for auction and could break records
Marilyn Monroe said it best, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. Well, if you’ve got a few million dollars lying around and are in the market for a new friend, we’ve got great news! Sotheby’s has just begun bidding on a highly-coveted, 102-carat, D-colour, flawless oval diamond. Whew, that was a mouthful!
Alright, if you’re a normal person who doesn’t know what all those words mean, let us break it down for you. Essentially, this diamond is hella rare. Like one-of-a-kind rare. Like people tripping over themselves to fork over upwards of $30 million US rare. Yeah, we’re in a whole new league of boujee with this one, y’all.
In fact, Sotheby’s says that this is the second-largest oval diamond to ever get to auction. The biggest, a 118-carat diamond, sold for $30 million US back in 2013.
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The diamond was found in DeBeer’s Victor Mine in Northern Ontario back in 2018. It was originally part of a larger 271-carat rough diamond but was cut and polished for over a year to become what it is today. Online bidding for the piece began last night and already we’re seeing numbers in the millions. We can expect to see the price tag climb until October 5th, when the diamond will transition to a live auction in Hong Kong.
So if you want to place a bid, or just watch in awe as this incredible stone climbs in price, you can check out the online auction here. Good luck!