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

11/11/2011 11:14 am ET | Updated Jan 11, 2012
  • Ellie Krupnick Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy, The Huffington Post

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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