This $30 Million White Diamond Is The Largest To Ever Appear At Auction

The largest white diamond ever to come to auction will hit the block at Christie’s in Geneva on May 11. 228 carats, pear-shaped, and as big as a chicken’s egg with a presale estimate of $20 million to $30 million.

If it reaches its high estimate, the stone mined about 20 years ago in South Africa would immediately become one of the most expensive white diamonds in the world.

The gem will break the record for the largest auctioned diamond set in 2017, when a 163.41 carat white diamond sold for $33.7 million, also through Christie‚Äôs Geneva.