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At Sotheby Dubai, The World’s Biggest Diamond Glows

The world's biggest flawless diamond, worth $15 million, is now on display at Sotheby's in Dubai.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, the Golden Canary pear-shaped yellow diamond weighs 303.10 carats and is the biggest flawless diamond in the world. The one-of-a-kind stone is making its premiere in Dubai ahead of a global tour at Sotheby's galleries. After being on display in Dubai, it will travel to Taipei, Hong Kong, and Geneva before arriving in New York for the Sotheby's New York Magnificent Jewels sale on December 7. Sotheby's values it at around $15 million, and when it goes under the hammer, there will be no reserve price, meaning it will sell for whatever the highest price is on the day.

It's now on exhibit at the Sotheby's Dubai gallery in the DIFC. The Golden Canary joins the list of historically significant stones on display in Dubai. Sotheby's Dubai exhibited one of the world's cleanest, most saturated pink diamonds in September at the Dubai Diamond Exchange, ahead of a trip to Singapore, Taipei, and Hong Kong. The 'Williamson Pink Star,' weighing 11.15 carats, was the second biggest internally perfect fancy bright pink diamond ever sold at auction. The 'Williamson Pink Star' sold for about $57.7 million (including the auction premium) at Sotheby's Hong Kong in October.

The previous auction record of more than $5 million per carat was smashed. It is the second most costly jewel or gemstone ever sold at auction, trailing only the record-breaking CTF Pink Star, a 59.60-carat oval mixed-cut diamond that sold for $71.2 million at Sotheby's in April 2017 and still maintains the global auction record for any diamond, gemstone, or jewel.


Billionaire Laurence Graff paid a record-breaking $46.1 million for a magnificent vivid pink diamond weighing 24.78 carats. Originally owned by his competitor Harry Winston, it now carries graff’s name and is a part of the legendary collection of rare diamonds.

We usually advise brilliant round diamonds with a cut grade of very good, ideal, or super ideal for engagement rings (also known as hearts and arrows). A high cut grade maximises a diamond’s beauty for a given carat weight.


It’s crucial to have a concept of what you might prefer before starting your search because it will enable you to focus on fewer of the many engagement ring possibilities that are now available. Also, when you initially start browsing, it helps to have a few distinct design concepts and the overall budget because the variety can be overwhelming.

Here are Engagement Ring Trends 2023:

1. Modern Art-Deco
2. Colored Stones
3. Lab-Grown Diamonds
4. East-West Settings
5. Multiple Large Stones

The traditional round diamond form, which is the most common, may come to mind when you think of diamonds. But if you want something different, a tonne of alternative forms may be found to suit your unique taste and style. Each diamond shape has its own fire and brilliance because they are cut to different standards, altering how they reflect light.

The most popular kinds of diamonds are listed below:

1. Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
2. Princess-Cut Diamonds
3. Marquise-Cut Diamonds
4. Cushion-Cut Diamonds
5. Emerald-Cut Diamonds
6. Radiant-Cut Diamonds
7. Pear-Shaped Diamonds
8. Oval Diamonds
9. Asscher-Cut Diamonds