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  • The 103.49-carat D color, flawless, Type IIa diamond called “The Light of Africa” could sell for as much as $18 million at auction in June.

Christie’s to Auction ‘The Light of Africa’ for $18M in June


Christie’s has just unveiled ‘The Light of Africa’ — a 103.49 carats D-colour, flawless, emerald-cut diamond — estimated to sell for up to $18 million when it leads the New York Magnificent Jewels sale on 8 June. 


Following 15.10-carat fancy vivid blue diamond ‘De Beers Blue’, ‘The Light of Africa’ has become another big diamond on the auction market, which was also uncovered by Petra Diamonds at Cullinan diamond mine in South Africa. 


Uncovered in January 2021, it was cut from a 299.3-carat rough. The stone was said to be the third-largest high-quality white diamond recovered at Cullinan since 2008. 


Petra Diamonds sold the diamond to Dubai-based Stargems in March 2021 for $12.18 million. 


It will be revealed at Christie’s Geneva from 6 to 11 May, then travel to Christie’s Hong Kong 22-24 May, and finally land at Christie’s New York for exhibition 3-7 June.





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