World's largest vivid
organge diamond sold for $35m
GENEVA - 12. November 2013 - What has been
classed as the largest "vivid orange diamond in the world", the 14.84-carat diamond has been sold at
Christie's auction for $35 million.
This is the highest price paid per carat for any diamond at
auction, at $2.36m per carat. At 14.84-carat weight, this is the largest "fire diamond" ever sold. The previous
record for a fire diamond being sold was just short of 6 carats, making this a truly rare diamond
When the auction was announced a month ago, it was expected
that the diamond will attract $17-20 million price. So, the actual sale was nearly double of the low-end
There were also other items offered at the auction, including
rare gems and royal treasures. These cam from the collection of the Bolivian mining tycoon Simón Itturi Patino and Parisian socialite Madame Hélene Rochas. The rare rubies and sapphires
all originate from Burma, which is famous for these semi-precious stones.
|Now known as Myanmar, Burma is valued on precious and semi-precious
stones market for its rubies and sapphires. (Image by Pixabay.com)