World's Most Beautiful Diamond Sold For $33.7 Million At Geneva

A necklace known as Creation I featuring a 163.41 carat D Colour Flawless diamond and created by Swiss jewellers de GRISOGONO

The rough stone, the largest ever discovered in the African country, originally weighed 404 carats and measured over 7 centimetres in length.

A diamond necklace featuring a flawless 163-carat diamond - the largest of its kind to be auctioned - has fetched $33.5m (£25.5m) at a Christie's event in Geneva.

A team of 10 specialists in NY cut the jewel from a rough 404-carat stone discovered in Angola past year, the biggest diamond ever found in that country. This diamond has previously been displayed for public viewing in Hong Kong, London, Dubai and NY.

Diamond cleaver Ben Green analysed the gem for months and eventually started working on splitting the rough diamond in two in June previous year. He began splitting the rough diamond into two in June previous year and eventually polished the diamond down to an emerald-cut.

"The Art of de Grisogono is one fabulous Christmas present and wallflowers need not apply", Tobias Kormind, head of the 77 Diamonds firm that tracks the global diamond market, said in a statement.

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Diamonds are one of the world's best-known and most precious and sought-after gemstones since ancient times. He also said that it also gave him a big headache as there was an huge pressure of "dressing" such an unbelievable diamond and doing something out of the box, as reported by Sky News.

Mr Gruosi added: "I never thought I would work with a 163.41 carat diamond of this quality. I needed a design that is outside the box".

"To date, this is the largest D flawless diamond ever to appear for sale at auction", Christie's said when it first announced the gem would be part of its annual Magnificent Jewels sale.

The stone can be detached from the necklace and attached to other jewellery.

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