World's Largest Cut Emerald FOR SALE! - AUCTION UPDATE! & Fraud

If you have an estimated one million dollars to spend, there is an auction on January 28, 2012 in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, where they are auctioning off the World's Largest Cut Emerald.

see Western Auctions (for more images)

Simply amazing!

UPDATE: The owner of the emerald has been arrested on "unrelated fraud charges".... He missed the auction as a result. The opening bid for the stone was called at half a million dollars. The stone did not sell. Perhaps buyers were concerned that the "fraud charges" could translate into a "fraudulent stone".... ? Stay tuned....

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caitlinsdad5 years ago
The owner should have known passing a stone like that was gonna hurt....
canucksgirl (author)  caitlinsdad5 years ago
LMAO... Thanks. That was funny and well worth reading. :P
canucksgirl (author) 5 years ago
Auction was held today. See update above...
monsterlego5 years ago
Only a million? that thing is as big as a watermelon!
canucksgirl (author)  monsterlego5 years ago
lol... that's exactly what i heard from somewhere else... But I bet it gets sold at auction for way more than a million. (that was just their rough estimate).
Kiteman5 years ago
Ye gods, that's almost obscene!

(It would be funny to use it as a door stop and see if anybody noticed...)
canucksgirl (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
The day I buy a castle, I'm all over that idea. :)
Maybe to be used in the movement of the worlds largest watch, as in one of the jewels used as a bearing perhaps
canucksgirl (author)  iminthebathroom5 years ago
Maybe if your Flavor Flav and you're wearing it as a clock!
Might be a bit heavy to wear though, or maybe there's an instructable on how to wear precious gems this size!
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