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The World’s Largets Yellow Diamond, Sun Drop, to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s

For anyone with $15 million to spare, the World’s No.1 Yellow Diamond, 110-carat pear-shaped jewel known as the Sun-Drop Diamond will go to auction next Tuesday, November 15th.

110 Carat Cora Sun-Drop – The World’s Largest Yellow Pear-Shaped Diamond
A model displays a 110.03 carats Sun-Drop Diamond described as fancy vivid yellow, the highest color grading by gemstone experts at a Sotheby's preview show in Geneva

The so-called Sun-Drop Diamond is described as fancy vivid yellow, the highest color grading, by gemstone experts. It is the largest known diamond of its kind, at 110.3 carats, and the buyer will have the chance to name it. The jewel is being sold by Cora International, which discovered the diamond in South Africa only last year, meaning it has no history of previous wearers.

Following a stint at the Natural History Museum in London earlier this year, the Sun-drop will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in Geneva on November 15 with a pre-sale estimate of between $11 million and $15 million.

The cut is a unique pear-shape to maximise the colour and shape of the stone. The current world record for a coloured diamond is the 24.78 carat Graff Pink that was sold by Sotheby’s in November 2010 for $46 million.

110 Carat Cora Sun-Drop – The World’s Largest Yellow Pear-Shaped Diamond
110 Carat Cora Sun-Drop – The World’s Largest Yellow Pear-Shaped Diamond

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  1. Its NOT the world’s largest yellow diamond, there are at least 15 yellows larger than this. Any quick google search would have brought the 128-carat Tiffany Yellow, the 407-carat Incomparable or the 234-carat De Beers up. SLOPPY reporting.

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