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Sotheby's yellow diamond to sell at record price (3)


08:41, November 10, 2011

A model presents the Sun-Drop Diamond to meida at a hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 9, 2011. The Sun-Drop, a sensational fancy vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond weighing 110.03 carats and known as the largest pear-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond in the world, will be auctioned on Nov. 15, 2011 by Sothby's Geneva. (Xinhua/Yu Yang)

"Any diamond over 100 carats is rare, that one of this color is off the scale," David Bennett, Chairman of Sotheby's International Jewellery Division Europe and Middle East, told Xinhua.

The rough stone for "the Sun-Drop Diamond" was discovered last year in South Africa. It was cut and polished by the owners and shortly after offered for sale.

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