By Erika W.
The Golden Eye, a 43.51 carat fancy intense yellow diamond sold for $2.84 million on Bid4Assets.com. The diamond was projected to fetch anywhere between $3-20 million with an opening bid of $900,000. $2.84 million is not too shabby for an online purchase of a diamond formerly owned by a convicted money launderer. (The U.S. Marshals Service seized the stone from Paul Monea, an Ohio businessman convicted of money laundering and conspiracy in 2007.)
The buyer is a home builder who “said he lived frugally and invested well. He said he has bought and sold diamonds, gold and silver in the past, though nothing of this magnitude.” Read more at: Guess who bought the Golden Eye diamond?
The Golden Eye measures 25.65mm long by 18.06 mm wide with a depth of 10.78 mm.