Two flawless white diamonds every weighing in at greater than 50 carats are anticipated to fetch greater than $15 million when they’re auctioned in Might, auctioneers Sotheby’s Diamonds mentioned on Friday.
The diamonds, a 51.71 carat spherical brilliant-cut gemstone and a 50.39 carat oval, are the second-largest of their respective sorts ever to come back to public sale, Sotheby’s mentioned.
The sale of the gem stones, found and bought at tender in Botswana, comes after a 102 carat white diamond bought to an undisclosed purchaser in February far exceeded the value paid per carat for any colourless diamond at public sale, in accordance with auctioneers, who didn’t reveal the value paid.
The report value beforehand paid was for a 118 carat diamond bought in Hong Kong in 2013, which fetched $260,000 a carat.
Sotheby’s additionally mentioned it was auctioning “The Farnese Blue,” a roughly 6 carat blue diamond given to the Queen of Spain, Elisabeth Farnese, in 1715, which auctioneers mentioned had been handed down by 4 European royal households since then.
All three of the diamonds are scheduled to be auctioned in Geneva in Might.