London’s Natural History Museum is currently hosting the most stunning yellow diamond in the world – the Cora Sun-Drop.
At 110-carats, the Cora Sun-Drop is roughly the size of a woman’s thumb and is largest vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond known in the world.
It has been lent to the museum by leading US diamond manufacturer Cora International for display to visitors for a limited time.
Its unusual yellow colour stems from the very small percentage of nitrogen within the carbon structure of the stone.
Diamonds with a strong saturated colour represent only a tiny percentage of all natural diamonds, and when it more than 100 carats, it takes on a historic significance as so few exist.