A pink diamond from $ 71.2 million: a record for the Pink Star sold by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong ♥
The irresistible charm of pink. Eventually the Pink Star Diamond has found a buyer. The big diamond auctioned at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong was sold for a price (almost) record: $ 71.2 million. The sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale also revealed the name of someone who has such a large portfolios: he is Chow Tai Fook, a Hong Kong trader.
Recently he had torn a wow sale dell’Oppenheimer Blue to 57.5 million sold a year ago by Christie’s in Geneva. The figure of 71.2 million is a record, although in 2013 the diamond was sold for 83 million. But then the bill had not been paid and, therefore, now you can talk about selling top. Sotheby’s, however, did not make a big deal, since that diamond was in budget to 72 million.
The pink star is considered to be type IIa, which is rare for any pink diamond, let alone one of this size and color. It comes from a 132.5-carat rough excerpt from De Beers in 1999. The stone was cut by Steinmetz and so was shoed in 2003 with the name of Steinmetz pink. After, in 2007, the diamond was sold and renamed The Pink Star. The diamond is more than twice the size of the Graff Rosa (24.78 carats) that was previously the largest pink diamond ever sold at auction by Sothebys’ to 46.2 million. Federico Graglia
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