Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond — believed to have come from outer area — “The Enigma.”
The uncommon gem was proven off on Monday to journalists as half 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 potential cost as effectively.
Sophie Stevens, a jewellery specialist at Sotheby’s Dubai, informed The Associated Press that the quantity 5 bears an significance significance to the diamond, which has 55 aspects as effectively.
“The shape of the diamond is based on the Middle-Eastern palm symbol of the Khamsa, which stands for strength and it stands for protection,” 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 area.
“With the carbonado diamonds, we believe that they were formed through extraterrestrial origins, with meteorites colliding with the Earth and either forming chemical vapor disposition or indeed coming from the meteorites themselves,” she mentioned.
Black diamonds, often known as carbonado, are extraordinarily uncommon, and are discovered naturally solely in Brazil and Central Africa.
The cosmic origin idea is predicated on their carbon isotopes and excessive hydrogen content material.