The diamond was discovered during excavations in South Africa in 2000. The previous owner used it as a Cartier necklace. The world’s most expensive diamond is now owned by someone in North America.
In 2017, the 163.41 carat white diamond auctioned by the Christie’s Jewelery Department fetched $ 33.7 million. Christie’s Jewelery Department will sell ‘The Rock’ along with the 205.07 carat ‘The Red Cross Diamond’.
It is noteworthy that the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) receives a portion of the proceeds from the auction of yellow diamonds. The Red Cross diamond is a pillow-shaped diamond. It is valued at approximately $ 7.09 to $ 10.13 million.
This yellow stone was first discovered in 1901. It was discovered during excavations by the De Beers Company in South Africa. This diamond is reported to weigh about 375 carats. The gemstone was auctioned off for 10,000, which was used to help the British Red Cross Society. It was first sold in 1918 at Christie’s London. It was resold in 1973 by Christie’s in Geneva. It received $ 1.82 million at the time.