Courtesy of Sotheby's.
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A one-of-a-kind black diamond, named “Enigma” weighing 555.55 carats has been unveiled by auction house Sotheby’s Dubai and is expected to be sold for $6.8 million.

The ” Enigma” – Black diamond which is also known as Carbonado diamond, is believed to come from outer space. However, many experts are at odds in their assessments of where these diamonds came from. In the past, black diamonds are extremely rare and only have been found in Brazil and the Central African Republic.

The black diamond is thought to come from interstellar space.
Source: Sotheby’s

“The shape of the diamond is based on the Middle-Eastern palm symbol of the Khamsa, which stands for strength and it stands for protection,” said Sophie Stevens, a jewellery specialist at Sotheby’s Dubai. In addition to its 555.55 carats, the “Enigma” also contains exactly 55 facets.

Even though its origin is still a mystery, Sophie called this diamond “a true natural phenomenon.” “Its sale represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the rarest, billion-year-old cosmic wonders known to humankind,” she said in a press release.

After the auctioneer announced they were also accepting offers in cryptocurrency, this diamond sold for the equivalent of $US12.3 ($A17.1) million,


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