Dream on, Jerry: This yellow sun-drop diamond, on display in London, is so rare that it really is... PRICELESS
By Daily Mail Reporter
The Cora Sun-Drop is among the most stunning diamonds in the world, so rare that it is almost impossibe to determine its value. Which is why no-one has even tried.
No wonder model Jerry Hall was bedazzled by the gem today as it arrived at Londons Natural History Museum where it is to be displayed in The Vault.
At 110-carats, the Cora Sun-Drop is roughly the size of a womans thumb and is largest vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond known in the world.
The yellow Cora Sun-Drop pear-shaped diamond is so rare that no-one has even tried to put a value on it
It has been lent to the museum by leading US diamond manufacturer Cora International for display to visitors for a limited time from tomorrow.
Its unusual yellow colour stems from the very small percentage of nitrogen within the carbon structure of the stone.
Diamonds with a strong saturated colour represent only a tiny percentage of all natural diamonds, and when it more than 100 carats, it takes on a historic significance as so few exist.
Model Jerry Hall is dazzled by the 110-carat diamond as it is unveiled to the world at Londons Natural History Museum today
The diamond will be in good company. The Vault is a permanent gallery at the Natural History Museum dedicated to some of mother natures most rare, unique and valuable treasures through its collection of the finest gems, crystals, metals and meteorites from around the world.
These include the Devonshire Emerald, the Aurora Pyramid of Hope - a world-class collection of 296 naturally coloured diamonds - Heron-Allens cursed amethyst and the Nakhla, an extremely rare Martian meteorite.
Alan Hart, the Natural History Museums minerals curator, told BBC News: Ive never seen a stone such as this.
Only a tiny percentage of the worlds diamonds have such a strong saturated colour, and Jerry seems to think it would be a perfect fit for her engagement finger
A one-carat diamond is what most people are familiar with, and are really pleased to own. You can see how exceptional this diamond is.
For more than 30 years, Cora International has been a leading supplier for all qualities of white and fancy coloured diamonds and has cut some of the most sought-after stones in the world.
Jerry obviously has her eye on the diamond, and clearly shows what an enormous stone it is.
中新网2月25日电 据英国《每日邮报》报道，伦敦自然历史博物馆将于26日展出一枚罕见的金黄色大钻石——科拉落日石(The Cora Sun-Drop)。报道称，这颗钻石是世界上最令人震惊的钻石之一，几乎不可能为其估价。
该钻石将被放在博物馆中的“宝物区”(The Vault)进行限时展出。这颗110克拉的大钻石所散发出的光芒，令展示它的模特杰瑞•霍尔(Jerry Hall)都感到晕眩，从照片中可以看到，这颗钻石几乎与女模特的拇指一般大小，圆润的梨子形状和罕见的金黄颜色也正是科拉落日石的特征。
宝物区是伦敦自然历史博物馆为展示罕见宝石、水晶、金属和陨石而设立的展区，许多罕见宝物都在这里展出，包括德文希尔祖母石(the Devonshire Emerald)、296块自然色钻石组成的极光希望金字塔(the Aurora Pyramid of Hope)、传说中受到诅咒的赫伦—爱伦紫水晶(Heron-Allens cursed amethyst)以及极为罕见的纳胡拉火星陨石(the Nakhla)。现在，科拉落日石也即将加入到这些宝物的行列当中。