>> Going, going, not quite gone. This is one of the world's largest diamonds discovered by a Christian pastor in eastern Sierra Leone's Congo. But an auction for its sale has failed after the government rejected the winning offer. Five bids in sealed brown envelopes were handed to auctioneers in Freetown.
They ranged from 2 to $7.8 million. The top bid coming from this man Zialda Aldabi on behalf of a Belgian dealer.>>
>> But the government deemed the price tag too small for the largest uncut diamond to be found in the country for 40 years.
For an idea of just how enormous the stone is, the engagement ring Brad Pitt gave Angelina Jolie had a seven carat stone. At 706 carat, Sierra Leone's gem is over a hundred times bigger. The government said it will now hold an international auction bidding of its own to find a buyer willing to upsize the price tag.