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THE ENIGMA DIAMOND

THE ENIGMA DIAMOND

Context:

On January 17, 2022, a 555.55-carat black diamond called “The Enigma” was unveiled in Dubai.

Important Facts:

  • It is believed to have originated from outer space and was created when an asteroid or meteorite struck the Earth more than 2.6 billion years ago.
  • It was launched by auction house Sotheby’s.
  • After visiting Dubai, the diamond will be shipped back to Los Angeles before being auctioned off in London in February 2022.
  • The number five has a special significance for the diamond because it has 55 facets.

Diamond Cost:

  • Diamond could be sold for at least 5 million British pounds (USD 6.8 million).
  • Sotheby also plans to adopt cryptocurrency as a possible payment method.

About the Enigma diamond:

  • The shape of the diamond is inspired by the Middle East palm symbol of the Khamsa, which represents strength and protection. In Arabic, Khamsa means five. So, there is a number five theme running across the diamond.

Black Diamond:

  • Carbonado is best known as the black diamond.
  • It is one of the strongest forms of natural diamonds.
  • It is a highly polished, micro-porous, high-density polycrystalline diamond, consisting of diamond, graphite, and amorphous carbon. 

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