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Geneva - World's Biggest Yellow Diamond Fetches Over $10.9M

Published on: November 15, 2011 04:50 PM
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In this Nov. 9, 2011 photo a model displays a 110.03 carats Sun-Drop Diamond described as fancy vivid yellow, the highest color grading, by gemstone experts, at a Sotheby's preview show in Geneva, Switzerland. The world's largest known yellow diamond has been sold, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2001 at an auction for over $10.9 million. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)In this Nov. 9, 2011 photo a model displays a 110.03 carats Sun-Drop Diamond described as fancy vivid yellow, the highest color grading, by gemstone experts, at a Sotheby's preview show in Geneva, Switzerland. The world's largest known yellow diamond has been sold, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2001 at an auction for over $10.9 million. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Geneva - The world’s largest known yellow diamond has been sold at auction for over $10.9 million.

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Auction house Sotheby’s had estimated that the pear-shaped Sun-Drop Diamond would fetch between $11 million and $15 million at auction Tuesday in Geneva.

It was bought by a telephone bidder.

The diamond was sold by New York-based company Cora International, which discovered the jewel in South Africa last year.

Gemologists rate the 110.3 carats diamond as fancy vivid yellow — the highest possible color grading.

The color in yellow diamonds is caused by nitrogen impurities trapped within carbon molecules and hardened over the course of years.

The sales price doesn’t include the auctioneer’s commission and any taxes the buyer might have to pay.


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 Nov 15, 2011 at 05:25 PM Anonymous Says:

But yellow diamonds aren't good enough for the spoiled kallahs.

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 Nov 15, 2011 at 07:39 PM Misses Says:

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Anonymous Says:

But yellow diamonds aren't good enough for the spoiled kallahs.

In our community whoever gets a real diamond is almost ashamed to say that. Most of us got a cz and we are totally not ashamed with that!

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 Nov 15, 2011 at 08:18 PM esther Says:

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Misses Says:

In our community whoever gets a real diamond is almost ashamed to say that. Most of us got a cz and we are totally not ashamed with that!

guess what? i never got adiamond at all and i still survived happily BH.

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 Nov 15, 2011 at 08:19 PM r u 4 real? Says:

To #2 which community do u live in?

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 Nov 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM I got a diamond Says:

and it sits in my safety deposit box...

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 Nov 15, 2011 at 10:19 PM Anonymous Says:

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Misses Says:

In our community whoever gets a real diamond is almost ashamed to say that. Most of us got a cz and we are totally not ashamed with that!

They shud be ashamed because a diamond is not just a waste of money, its a segulah for chein, which every kallah needs. If u want to save money save anywhere else NOT on the diamond.

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 Nov 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM This is 4 real Says:

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r u 4 real? Says:

To #2 which community do u live in?

In willi or kj they have tekunas. and according to the tekunas you dont get a real diamond only cz. Most people are ok with it and whoever is not gets for their kallah a real one.

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 Nov 16, 2011 at 01:50 AM maersk Says:

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Anonymous Says:

They shud be ashamed because a diamond is not just a waste of money, its a segulah for chein, which every kallah needs. If u want to save money save anywhere else NOT on the diamond.

A sguloh for WHAT? Chen? Hello? From where did you get that?...a sguloh for emptying your in laws wallets-And THAT doesnt need a mkor....

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 Nov 16, 2011 at 07:58 AM jewishtaliban Says:

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esther Says:

guess what? i never got adiamond at all and i still survived happily BH.

I'm sorry that you got cheated but the facts are every girl deserves a real diamond not a CZ and for some reason there is money for everything else bands and gowns for the in laws but the save on the girls stone?? Its cruel and just plain unfair this is the only thing she should get a really nice diamond not a junk don't get her leather maczorim she will borrow one in shul

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 Nov 16, 2011 at 10:31 AM a134701457 Says:

most kallahs get junk diamonds i work in the line its better to get a cz than to pay $2000-3000 and get junk wake up people

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 Nov 16, 2011 at 09:12 AM Anonymous Says:

"The diamond was sold by New York-based company Cora International, which discovered the jewel in South Africa last year."
Anyone ever saw the video blood diamond?

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 Nov 16, 2011 at 10:14 AM a134701457 Says:

THE DIAMOND WAS CUT BY A CHASIDISHE MAN IN BP HIS NAME IS CHAZZON HERSHEL WEISS

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 Nov 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM a134701457 Says:

i work for the company too its 1 of the biggest diamond factory's in ny

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 Nov 16, 2011 at 03:09 PM bocayid Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"The diamond was sold by New York-based company Cora International, which discovered the jewel in South Africa last year."
Anyone ever saw the video blood diamond?

Never replied before. Blood diamonds DO NOT come from South Africa! They come from Sierra Leone. Not even close to each other.

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