A $10-million diamond, and other rare pieces of jewellery, will be auctioned off at the ROM
The largest diamond to ever be sold in Canada is set to be auctioned off at the Royal Ontario Museum on November 13, and the National Post has a few interesting numbers on the rock. The $10-million stone is 50.24 carats; it’s 23 millimetres wide; it has 58 sides (which means it’ll reflect a lot of light). There are loads of other interesting nuggets, too, including that the diamond owner’s identity is a mystery—we only know that he is “a Belgian hotelier” looking to make a quick buck—and that the sale marks the return of Ritchies Auctioneers. Also, for its part, the Toronto Star reports the auction-style sale means the diamond is available to the “public.” To which we say, really? Read the entire story [National Post]»
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