It's the biggest diamond of its kind ever to
appear at auction -- and it's been sold for nearly $16.2 million.
The 84.37-carat white diamond was touted by auctioneer Sotheby's
for its size and beauty. It's the biggest top-quality,
brilliant-cut white diamond ever auctioned.
The winning bid came from Georges Marciano, the founder of the
Guess clothing company. It fell just short of the all-time auction
record for a stone or piece of jewelry.
The bid was made by phone to the auction in Geneva.
The auction also featured other diamonds, colored stones and