The world’s largest colored diamond will be auctioned in December. It is estimated that Sodeby’s auction house will get 15 million dollars (1.96 billion rupees) from this diamond at the auction in New York. This pear-shaped diamond is the largest polished diamond in the world. The name of this diamond is Golden Canary and its weight is 303.10 carats.
The base price of this diamond for the auction is only one dollar. There is no reserve price for this. Therefore, the value of the diamond can reach at least 15 million dollars.
The history of this diamond is interesting
The history of this diamond is very interesting. According to the news published on the website of Business Today, in the early 1980s, a girl in the Democratic Republic of Congo came across a pile of garbage while playing in her uncle’s yard. At the time, the miners of MIBA, a state-owned diamond mine, threw it away because it was too heavy and large.
Excavators thought it was dirt
Little did the miner know that this object, thought to be junk, could actually be a 980-carat rough diamond. After the girl found the diamond, she gave it to her uncle. He sold it to a local diamond merchant.
Diamonds were presented to the public for the first time in 1984 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in the United States. Rough diamonds were cut into 15 finished stones in about five years. The largest fancy deep gray-yellow colored diamond weighed 407.49 carats. Then its color and shape were improved. At this time, its weight has decreased. The final shape of this diamond was named ‘The Golden Canary’. Yellow diamonds are extremely rare, accounting for 0.006 percent of all diamonds mined.