Angola Diamond To Sell For USD30M

Le Grand Mazarin diamond

The world's largest colourless diamond to go on auction is unveiled by Christie's auctioneers in Geneva, Switzerland.

Previously, Christie's set an auction record in May 2016 with the sale of a 14.62-carat diamond known as the "Oppenheimer Blue" for $50.6m (£34.7m).

The 163-carat stone is the centerpiece of an emerald and diamond studded necklace.

Australian diamond company Lucapa, which mined the stone originally measuring over 7 centimeters (2.7 inches) in length, says it was the largest diamond ever discovered in the African nation of Angola.

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The finished piece is made from white gold, diamond and emeralds. The auction house estimates the diamond will sell for $20 million to $30 million. The stone was the largest of its kind ever auctioned. Originally from the Golconda mines in India, the stone was set in the crowns of nearly all kings and emperors of France since the early 18th century, Christie's said.

The buyer's identity has not been revealed.

It has been auctioned off once before: It was among the French Crown Jewels sold off in 1887 - 17 years after France's Second Empire collapsed and Napoleon III and his wife Emperess Eugenie sought exile in England, leaving their jewels behind.

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