Largest diamond ever auctioned fetches record $34 mln at Christie's
2017-11-15 13:48:00


 This file photo taken on October 3, 2017 shows a necklace, known as Creation I, featuring a 163.41 carat D-Colour Flawless diamond, and created by Swiss jewellers de Grisogono, during a photocall at Christie's auction house in London on October 3, 2017, ahead of its auction in Geneva on November 14. /VCG PHOTO

A diamond necklace featuring a 163.41-carat flawless diamond has been sold for nearly 34 million US dollars at a Christie's auction in Geneva on Tuesday evening.

The D color diamond, suspended from an emerald and diamond necklace called The Art of Grisogono, was the largest ever offered at auction.

D is the highest color grade attributed to a diamond, indicating that the stone is completely colorless, and thus extremely rare.

It fetched33.5 million Swiss francs (33.8 million US dollars) after taxes and commissions at the Christie's autumn jewel auction.

This marks "a new world-record price for a D color diamond at auction," said Rahul Kadakia, auctioneer and head of Christie's international jewels division.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram