The largest white diamond ever was auctioned for more than 20 million euros

“The Rock,” the largest white diamond ever auctioned, was again auctioned on Wednesday for 21.68 million Swiss francs (20.67 million euros), slightly above the lower range of the estimate made by auctioneer Chistie’s at the Geneva auction.

The gemstone weighs 228.31 carats and is so large that it takes up almost the entire palm.

Christie’s had estimated it worth $ 20-30 million and ended up selling it just above the minimum margin, but the company pointed out that the price obtained represents a new world record for this type of diamond, the highest diamond auctioned in. history through these types of events.

The buyer offered at the last minute by phone to add more than € 95,000 to the last-influenced bid made by a person for a room in a prestigious hotel in Geneva where a jewelery auction was held.

This diamond was mined from a South African mine earlier this century and is on sale for the second time since it was discovered.

In 2006, it was sold at auction in the United States to a private collector who placed it in a Cartier necklace.

A 205 carat diamond called the “Red Cross Diamond” from Switzerland was also sold at today’s auction (€ 13.5 million).

This diamond has a special relationship with Christie, as this is the third time it will be sold.

The first time was 104 years ago and the most recent was in 1973, when the price reached $ 1.8 million, which is now practically multiplied by eight.

Part of the proceeds from the sale will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the largest humanitarian organization working in conflict and disaster situations, although the amount has not been specified.

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