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Sotheby's yellow diamond to sell at record price (5)

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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)

These imperial jewels were also believed to have formed part of a gift from Empress Catherine I of Russia to Sultan Ahemed III to end the Siege of Pruth in 1711.

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