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The Rock, the largest white diamond ever to appear at auction

  Christie's announces The Rock, a 228.31 carat pear-shaped diamond that will lead the Geneva Magnificent Jewelssale on May 11, 2022, as part of Christie's Luxury Week. This extremely rare gemstone was mined and polished in South Africa over two decades ago and is the largest white diamond ever to be auctioned.
The Rock is certified by the Gemmological Institute of America as G colour, VS1 clarity, and comes with a letter from the GIA stating that it is the largest existing D-Z colour pear-shaped diamond ever graded by the laboratory. The previous auction record for the largest white diamond was a 163.41 carat gem that sold for US$33,701,000 at Christie's Geneva in November 2017.
The Rock will be unveiled at Christie's Dubai from the 26th to the 29th of March, before touring to Taipei and Rockefeller Plaza in New York from the 29th to the 1st of May. This exceptional diamond will then be on display to the public during Christie's Luxury Week, which runs from the 6th to the 11th of May at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva.