You Can Bid on the World’s Largest Uncut Diamond Tomorrow

What would you do with ~$90 million?

If you’ve reached this sentence without an answer, might we suggest splurging on a fabulous rock with a Canadian touch?

The world’s largest ever uncut diamond is set to go up for auction at Sotheby’s London tomorrow (June 29th). The highly coveted carbon allotrope was unearthed last November by Vancouver-based mining company Lucara Diamond north of Gaborone, Botswana.

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“At 1,109 carats and roughly the size of a tennis ball, this historic stone would make any other gem look diminutive,” writes Sotheby’s about the crystal avocado.

Sotheby’s jewellery division chairman David Bennett has called it “the find of a lifetime,” the largest diamond to be discovered in over 100 years.

Weighing in at 1,109-carats and nicknamed Lesedi La Rona – “our light” in Tswana, the language spoken in Botswana – it could even reach a $140,000+ valuation, which is the price that it’s currently insured at.

Not only is the prized three billion-year-old mineral exceptional in size, Sotheby’s also praises its standout quality; the gem could yield the “largest top-quality diamond that has ever been cut and polished.”

Window shoppers will be able to look at it in London until tomorrow.