Rare black diamond The Enigma weighing 555.55 carats sold the house to Sotheby’s for $4.29 million.
#AuctionUpdate "The Enigma": This 555.55 carat Black Diamond sold today for £3,161,000 / $4,292,322. The buyer has opted to use cryptocurrency for the purchase. #Sotheby’sJewels pic.twitter.com/ZuiL9SxET8
— Sotheby’s (@Sotheby’s) February 9, 2022
The buyer decided to pay for the diamond in cryptocurrency, but it is not specified in which one. In general, Sotheby’s accepted bitcoin, Ethereum and the USDC stablecoin from the Center consortium.
The auction house does not disclose the name of the buyer, but businessman Richard Hart called himself such.
I won the world’s largest cut diamond for our #HEXican cultural heritage! It’ll be called the https://t.co/mLZsmWqXG0 diamond, it weighs 555.55 carats and has 55 facets. congratulations to all you #HEXicans with #5555club https://t.co/mLZsmWqXG0 tattoos. Let’s all win together! pic.twitter.com/37mfTGbzMe
— Richard Heart ETH FORK PulseChain.com,PulseX.com!❁ (@RichardHeartWin) February 9, 2022
As for the lot, in 2006 it was entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the largest cut diamond in the world. Scientists attribute the origin to the fall of a meteorite. Another version of a fragment of an asteroid that collided with the Earth.
Auction house Sotheby’s is scheduled to auction a set of 104 non-fungible tokens (NFT) from the CryptoPunks collection on February 23
Last year Sotheby’s already sold a rare diamond weighing 101.38 carats for $12.3 million in cryptocurrency.
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