Largest diamond ever auctioned to go under hammer in Geneva

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Geneva: The largest diamond ever offered at auction is set to go under the hammer in Geneva Tuesday evening, with bids expected to top $25 million.

The “sensational” 163.41-carat flawless diamond, suspended from an emerald and diamond necklace called The Art of Grisogono, will be one of the highlights at the Christie´s autumn jewel auction.

“To date, this is the largest D flawless diamond ever to appear for sale at auction,” Christie´s said when it first announced the gem would be part of its annual Magnificent Jewels sale.

The auction house said it expected the “masterpiece of unparallelled beauty and exquisite workmanship” to fetch around $25 million (21.2 million euros), with other experts saying it could rake in double that amount.

 

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