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

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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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

9 years ago

The owner should have known passing a stone like that was gonna hurt....

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 9 years ago

LMAO... Thanks. That was funny and well worth reading. :P

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

9 years ago

Auction was held today. See update above...

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monsterlego
monsterlego

9 years ago

Only a million? that thing is as big as a watermelon!

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 9 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).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

Ye gods, that's almost obscene!

(It would be funny to use it as a door stop and see if anybody noticed...)

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 9 years ago

The day I buy a castle, I'm all over that idea. :)

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iminthebathroom
iminthebathroom

9 years ago

Maybe to be used in the movement of the worlds largest watch, as in one of the jewels used as a bearing perhaps

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 9 years ago

Maybe if your Flavor Flav and you're wearing it as a clock!

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bricabracwizard
bricabracwizard

9 years ago

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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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 9 years ago

Ha ha ha... That would be funny. Something tells me that the buyer will take possession of a very large paper weight. This thing is more than 25 lbs!!! (11.5 kgs)

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

9 years ago

If anyone wants to buy this for me, I'll even meet you in Kelowna!!! ;D

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 9 years ago

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Sunshiine