Here's How Much Giant 163-Carat Diamond Went for at Auction

$33.7M for largest D-flawless diamond ever auctioned off
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 14, 2017 6:58 PM CST
A Christie's employee looks over a necklace suspending a 163.41-carat, D colour flawless, IIA type diamond during a preview at Christie's, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.   (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

(Newser) – The largest-ever D-flawless diamond to be put up for auction, mounted in a diamond and emerald necklace, has sold for $33.7 million at Christie's in Geneva, including buyer's fees. The white, matchbox-size "Creation 1" diamond from Swiss jeweler de Grisogono weighs a whopping 163 carats, the AP reports. The buyer was not immediately identified.

Also on the block Tuesday was Le Mazarin. The 19-carat pink diamond that once belonged to King Louis XIV, Napoleon Bonaparte, and other French rulers sold for a hammer price of $12.6 million, obliterating the pre-sale estimate. That diamond was up for auction for the first time in 130 years.

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