Check out this serious Bling! Could you ever imagine anything like this on your finger? Photo source: Alrosa.
This amazing golf ball sized bling is going up for auction in Dubai March 22, 2021. It’s from the Russian state-controlled diamond producer Alrosa. This is absolutely exceptional, Evgeny Agureev, ALROSA Head of Sales says: “Rough diamonds, which potentially allow for cutting a diamond larger than 100 carats, are extremely rare in nature. Even less often such gems are traded: according to the law, all rough diamonds larger than 50 carats mined in Russia undergo a state examination for redemption to the state fund. Even when it is possible to put them on sale on the market, we prefer to cut and polish the diamond in-house before. Thus, today we are especially pleased to present this exceptional lot as part of our 100th international auction.”
Alrosa also says this about the crazy bling, “The flagship of the range is a 242.31-carat gem-quality crystal with dimensions of 21.7×31.3×41.9 mm. Viewings to be held at the ALROSA sales office in Dubai from March 14th to the 21st.”
And there’s more, Dubai viewings will also feature two outstanding diamonds 190.74 and 136.21 carats each and a range of notable diamonds over 10.8 carats.
Alrosa says this is one of the largest gem-quality crystals mined by the group since 2000. “The last time a lot of such significance was put up for sale was five years ago.”
There are several reports the auction price will start at a whopping $2 million.