On June 8th, in New York City at the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction, a 204,36-carat fancy diamond, the largest polished diamond ever mined in North America is expected to hit the block with an estimate of selling price from $3,5 to 5,5 million.
A piece of rough weighing 552.74 carats, from which this fancy diamond was cut, and the six smaller diamonds from the same piece are also included in the sale. All six are set into rings. The rough diamond came from the Diavik Diamond Mine, the second to open following the great Canadian diamond rush of the 1990s. The previous record for the largest known gem-quality rough ever mined in North America was the 187.66-carat Foxfire rough, also mined at Diavik. It was cut into several gems, including a pair of pear shapes weighing 37.87 and 36.80 carats, auctioned at Christie’s New York in December 2018 for $1.5 million.
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