Appetite for Rarities: The 303.10-Carat ‘Golden Canary’ Is Estimated to Fetch $15 Million in Auction - Objects of luxury

It’s the largest flawless diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

The auction block has seen an incredible rise in colored diamonds and beyond. “Lulo Rose,” a 170-carat pink diamond, sold for $71.2 million, while a 15.81-carat purple-pink gem was taken home for $29.3 million. “The Enigma,” a diamond (said to come from outer space) weighing exactly 555.55 carats with 55 facets, received a winning bid of $4.3 million. 

The highlight

Now, the “Golden Canary” enters the auction market, a massive 303.10-carat Fancy Deep Brownish-Yellow Diamond. According to Gulf Today, it’s one of the “largest polished diamonds in the world and the largest flawless or internally flawless diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).” 

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The precious gem, estimated to fetch $15 million, will headline Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York in December. 

Steeped in history 

“We have had an exceptional year of presenting extraordinary colored diamonds at our global jewelry auctions, as the demand and appetite for these rarities continue to grow,” says Quig Bruning, Head of Jewelry for Sotheby’s America.

“Just two weeks after the record-breaking sale of the Williamson Pink Star for $57.7 million, we are honored to offer the largest polished diamond to appear at auction.

Steeped in history, The Golden Canary is one of the most exquisite diamonds ever to be discovered, not only for its sheer size and intensity in color but for its stunning beauty that is sure to captivate collectors worldwide. Sotheby’s is privileged to help write the next chapter for this incomparable, reborn gem.”

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