Sold at Sotheby's Geneva The Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa, a giant pear-shaped yellow gem...
The Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa, a giant pear-shaped yellow gem weighing 110.3 carats, Sold For $10.9 million (Geneva)

The Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa, a giant pear-shaped yellow gem weighing 110.3 carats, has sold for more than $10.9 million at auction Tuesday, beating previous records for a jewel of its type.

Including commission the unidentified telephone bidder paid almost $12.4 million for the gem, putting it within the $11 million to $15 million range Sotheby's had estimated before the sale.