Behold: This Is What a $78 Million Pink Diamond Looks Like
Do you have a spare $78 million lying around? Then you'll want to mark your calendars for April 4: It's when Sotheby's will be auctioning off the Pink Star diamond in Hong Kong. Clearly, it's not just any old piece of jewellery. According to a press release from the auction house, "This 59.60-carat oval mixed-cut pink diamond is the largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever graded." Impressive, right? It could even sell for more than $78 million.
David Bennett, the worldwide chairman of Sotheby's Jewellery Division, explained the diamond's significance in a statement: "At a time of unprecedented demand for the finest in coloured diamonds, I am delighted to be bringing this magnificent stone back to the market. The extraordinary size of this 59.60-carat diamond, paired with its richness of colour, surpasses any known pink diamond recorded in history." In other words, you need to get a close-up of this stunner immediately.
Scroll down to see the $78 million Pink Star ring that will be up for auction at Sotheby's.
“A true masterpiece of nature, beyond characterisation with human vocabulary”. Unveiled in #London today, the Pink Star is the largest Internally Flawless #Fancy Vivid Pink #diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever graded. One of the world’s great natural treasures, the #magical #jewel will lead our sale of magnificent jewels and jadeite in #HongKong this April. See it on view in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 31. #SothebysJewels #PinkStar
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