Largest white diamond ever auctioned fetches $18.8 million

The Rock, the largest white diamond ever auctioned, is selling for an auction price of 18.6 million Swiss francs ($18.8 million), well below the record price for such a jewel. IMAGES

The Rock, the largest white diamond ever auctioned, sold for a hammer price of 18.6 million Swiss francs ($18.8 million) on Wednesday, well below the record price for such a jewel.

Hopes were high that The Rock would break the $33.7 million world record for a white diamond, set in the Swiss city in 2017 for a 163.41-carat gem.

Originally published as Largest white diamond ever auctioned fetches $18.8 million

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