World's Largest Colorless Diamond To Be Sold, Could Bring In $20 Million (PHOTO)

03/14/2013 01:16 pm ET
  • The Huffington Post

The world's largest colorless diamond ever to be auctioned will be sold by Christie’s International on May 15, Bloomberg News reports. The pear-shaped stone is a whopping 101.73 carats and is expected to fetch upwards of $20 million, according to Christie's.

Found in Botswana, the diamond was cut from a 236 carat rough stone and is so large that it took Christie's 21 months just to polish it, according to Bloomberg.

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In an email to The Huffington Post, Cristiano De Lorenzo, a public relations representative at Christie's, said the size of the stone is "comparable to a large strawberry or a macaron."

The diamond could become the most expensive colorless diamond sold at an auction. That record was set in November when Christie's sold the 76.02-carat Archduke Joseph Diamond sold for $21.5 million.

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