Christie’s Diamond Auction

New York—Two polished diamonds cut from the 316.15-carat “Ponahalo” diamond will be the highlights of Christie’s October auction.

Christie’s “Jewels: The New York Sale” is scheduled for Oct. 15 in New York and features diamonds of 102.11 carats and 70.87 carats, both cut from the Ponahalo diamond.

The Ponahalo diamond came out of De Beers’ Venetian mine in 2005, and is the largest stone ever to emerge from that mine.

Jonathan Oppenheimer of De Beers named the diamond: Ponahalo means “vision” in Sotho, the tribal language spoken by the tribe in the area of South Africa where the stone was mined.


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