After pink and blue diamonds, looks like it is time for an “internally flawless fancy intense yellow diamond” weighing 43.51-carat to go under the hammer. Put on sale by online firm Bid4Assets, the beautifully cut yellow diamond is estimated at $900,000 (that’s the minimum bid). The 1.42 length-to-width ratio stone was seized in 2006 during a drug sting by the U.S. Marshals Service in the Northern District of Ohio, however the origin of the stone remains undetermined.
Originally in possession of Ohio-based businessman Paul Monea, a joint statement from USMS and Bid4Assets states that “The diamond is believed to be one of the world’s most perfect and flawless canary yellow diamonds.” Bidders need to make a refundable pre-bid deposit of $180,000 before participating in the auction.