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Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Dubai Sotheby's Black Diamond
Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 13:52:56-05

Auction house Sotheby’s Dubai has unveiled a diamond that’s literally from out of this world. Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond believed to have come from outer space “The Engima.”

It was shown off on Monday to journalists as part of a tour in Dubai and Los Angeles before it is due to be auctioned off in February in London.

Sotheby’s expects the diamond to be sold for at least 5 million British pounds, about $6.8 million.

Sophie Stevens, a jewelry specialist at Sotheby’s Dubai, told The Associated Press that the number five bears an important significance to the diamond, which has 55 facets as well.

Stevens said the black diamond is likely from outer space.