The dazzling and magnificent pear shaped yellow Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa weighing 110-carat jewel has been sold for a record 10 million francs ($10.9 million) at auction by auction house Sotheby’s.
Including commission anonymous bidder paid over $12.4 million for the gem which is within the estimated range of $11 million to $15 million by Sotheby’s before the sale.
Known as – fancy vivid yellow pear-shape, the highest possible color grading this diamond was discovered in South Africa in 2010 and was displayed at London’s Natural History Museum earlier this year. The Yellow diamonds are created by nitrogen impurities being trapped within carbon molecules and hardening over millions of years.
Following its discovery in 2010 the gem was cut in New York by US diamond company Cora International.