RAPAPORT... The U.S. Marshals Service for the Northern District of Ohio will auction a 43.51-carat, fancy-intense, internally flawless, yellow diamond in September through Bid4Assets.com. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) graded the diamond on June 8, 2011 (GIA report 15154097).
The diamond carries an opening bid of $900,000, and to be active in this auction, bidders must first submit a refundable deposit of $180,000.
This diamond's mine source was not determined and there were no U.N. sanctions or Kimberley Process claims against the stone, according to Bid4Assets.
Qualified bidders may view the diamond from August 29 through September 2 in Cleveland, Ohio. Bidding runs September 6 through September 8.