Sun-Drop Diamond to Auction at Sotheby’s

On November 15th, Sotheby’s Geneva will present the largest Fancy Vivid Yellow pear shaped diamond in the world at its Magnificent Jewels auction. Exhibited earlier this year at London’s Natural History Museum, the VVS1 marvel known as the Sun-Drop Diamond is approximately the size of a woman’s thumb. According to the GIA, “a diamond such as the 110.03 carat Sun-Drop can almost be said to exude a magical aura. Its magnificent color combined with impressive size and uncommon cut make it a paragon in the world of diamonds.”

The rough for the precious stone was discovered in South Africa in 2010 and is estimated to fetch between $11-15 million USD. “This stone has immense presence and is truly stunning. It is also one of the largest diamonds ever to have appeared at auction”, said David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry department in Europe and the Middle East. View more shots of this rare beauty below.