Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond — believed to have come from outer house — “The Enigma.”
The uncommon gem was proven off on Monday to journalists as a part of a tour in Dubai and Los Angeles earlier than it is because of be auctioned off in February in London.
Sotheby’s expects the diamond to be offered for no less than 5 million British kilos (USD 6.8 million). The public sale home plans to simply accept cryptocurrency as a attainable fee as effectively.
Sophie Stevens, a jewellery specialist at Sotheby’s Dubai, informed The Related Press that the quantity 5 bears an significance significance to the diamond, which has 55 aspects as effectively.
“The form of the diamond relies on the Center-Japanese palm image of the Khamsa, which stands for power and it stands for cover,” she mentioned. Khamsa in Arabic means 5.
“So there is a good theme of the quantity 5 operating all through the diamond,” she added.
Stevens additionally mentioned the black diamond is probably going from outer house.
“With the carbonado diamonds, we consider that they have been fashioned by means of extraterrestrial origins, with meteorites colliding with the Earth and both forming chemical vapor disposition or certainly coming from the meteorites themselves,” she mentioned.
Black diamonds, also called carbonado, are extraordinarily uncommon, and are discovered naturally solely in Brazil and Central Africa.
The cosmic origin idea relies on their carbon isotopes and excessive hydrogen content material.