World’s Largest Black Diamond Sells for Over $4 Million
The world’s largest cut black diamond, called “The Enigma”, was sold at an auction in London on Wednesday (9) for 22.3 million Brazilian reals, in cryptocurrency.
Discussions about the object’s extraterrestrial origin arise from artifacts because carbonated diamonds, such as “Enigma”, are usually found only on the surface of the planet.
According to Sophie Stevens, a jewelry specialist at Sotheby’s, The rare carbon diamond must have been formed by a Meteor impact more than 2.6 billion years ago.
The first owner of the diamond, who preferred to remain anonymous, chose not to display it for 20 years.
Its shape is inspired by the symbol of strength and protection in the Middle East, Jamsa – the famous hand shape with five extended fingers also associated with the number five.
Black diamonds are usually around 2.6 to 3.2 billion years old – a time before dinosaurs existed. The Earth itself is around 4.65 billion years old, so not much older than black diamonds.
He told his Twitter followers that “as soon as the payment’s gone through and possession’s been taken” the gem would be renamed the “HEX.com diamond” in reference to the blockchain platform he founded