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 / Updated  / Source: Associated Press

GENEVA — Sotheby's says its spring auction has sold a world record $141.5 million in jewelry.

The auction house says seven records were set at the Geneva auction, including the highest amount ever paid for a yellow diamond — $16.3 million for the 100.09-carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" diamond ring.

Sotheby's said it sold a record $141.5 million in jewelry at its spring auction, including the highest amount ever paid for a yellow diamond — $16.3 million for the 100.09-carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" diamond ring (center).Martial Trezzini / AP

It said Wednesday that the auction, featuring two diamonds over 100 carats, drew buyers from more than 30 countries.

The second huge diamond, at 103.46 carats, is part of a Graff diamond ring that sold for $4.9 million.

David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby's Switzerland, said that "100 carats is a magical number when it comes to diamonds" and having two such rare gems at auction led to the record haul and intense bidding from around the globe Tuesday night.

-The Associated Press