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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

6 years ago

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

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canucksgirlcaitlinsdad

Reply 6 years ago

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

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canucksgirl

6 years ago

Auction was held today. See update above...

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monsterlego

6 years ago

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

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canucksgirlmonsterlego

Reply 6 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

6 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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canucksgirlKiteman

Reply 6 years ago

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

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iminthebathroom

6 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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bricabracwizard

6 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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canucksgirlbricabracwizard

Reply 6 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

6 years ago

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