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Biggest Yellow Diamond, Sun Drop, To Be Auctioned At Sotheby's (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 11/11/2011 11:14 am Updated: 01/11/2012 4:12 am

Thought all the world's biggest diamonds were auctioned off in Elizabeth Taylor's giant jewel haul?

Turns out there are still a few unclaimed mega-jewels left. Reuters reports that Sotheby's is about to auction off the world's biggest yellow diamond, which rings in at a whopping 110 carats.

As a point of comparison, the average American engagement ring features a 1.18 carat diamond.

In other words, holy s**t. That is one big rock. So big, in fact, that it has its own name, Sun Drop (cute!).

The folks over at Sotheby's imagine that Sun Drop could go for $11-15 million. So if you're looking for something else to save up for, this could be your big buy!

UPDATE: Going once, going twice... sold! The BBC reports that Sun Drop sold for $10.9 million at a Sotheby's auction in Geneva, paid for by an anonymous phone bidder. Ultimately, with commission and taxes, the secret buyer paid $12.36 million, falling exactly within the expected price range.

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