Rare Pink Diamond Sold at Christie's Auction for $50 million
OREANDA-NEWS Rare pink diamond «Pink Legacy» weighing 19 carats sold on Tuesday at Christie's auction in Geneva for $50 million. Previously it was estimated at $30-50 million.
According to the auction house, the gem was in the collection of the Oppenheimer family, who founded the gold mining Corporation Anglo American and managed the diamond mining company De Beers.
Diamond rectangular cut, which experts estimate the highest category of color saturation, is the brightest pink diamond ever exhibited at Christie's auction. According to the head of the jewelry Department of the trading house Rahul Kadakia, "the exceptional characteristics and origin of the gem make it the world's greatest diamond."
Earlier at Christie's auction exhibited only four bright pink diamond weighing more than 10 carats. In November last year at an auction in Hong Kong for a record amount-almost $ 32.5 million-went under the hammer unique pink diamond Pink Promise. Gemstone oval weight of 14.93 carats were inserted in a platinum ring with a frame of smaller diamonds. It was previously estimated at $ 28 million- $ 42 million.
On the eve of the auction in Geneva, “Pink Legacy” was shown in Hong Kong, London and New York.
April 4, 2017 unique color oval diamond "Pink star" (Pink star) weighing 59.60 carats sold at Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong for a record $71.2 million this is evidenced by the auction. "Pink star" has become the most expensive gem in the world, ever left the auction. It is also the most expensive lot in history, sold in Asia, he added.
The stone was also auctioned in Geneva in 2013. Then the hammer fell to $83,2 million, but the buyer-jeweler-cutter from New York Isaac Wolf - was unable to pay for the purchase, after which the stone was returned to the auction house.