(HONG KONG) — The world’s biggest diamond available for auction was sold Monday.
A 118.28-carat white diamond was sold in Hong Kong for about $30.6 million, or HK$238.68 million, the most paid for such a gem.
The previous record price for a white diamond was $26.7 million. The largest D-color flawless type IIA diamond was mined in South Africa in 2011.
Sotheby’s didn’t disclose the buyer nor the seller of the diamond sold in Hong Kong.
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