Largest diamond in the world, on display in Dubai
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Largest diamond in the world, on display in Dubai

The “Golden Canary” diamond is said to be one of the largest diamonds in the world, weighing approximately 303.1 carats. It was the early 1980s when, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he was discovered by a girl in the abandoned rubble

On Monday, October 17, a large sparkling yellow diamond worth around $ 15 million was presented at Sotheby’s in Dubai.

The “Golden Canary” diamond is said to be one of the largest cut diamonds in the world, weighing approximately 303.1 carats.

“It is also the largest flawless diamond in the world ever classified by the Gemological Institute of America,” said Sophie Stevens, a jewelry expert at Sotheby’s.

The stone makes its UAE debut, before kicking off a world tour that will include stops in Hong Kong, Taipei and Geneva. It will then be auctioned in New York on 7 December as part of Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale.

The Golden Canary stone was discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1980s. A young girl playing in a pile of rubble near her uncle’s house found the unusual-looking stone, which was then sold to a local diamond dealer. At the time the stone – in its raw state – weighed 890 carats.

Since then the diamond has been cut out to show all the richness and depth of its color, eventually resulting in a pear shape.