On Tuesday, November 14, an extremely large diamond, Pink Legacy, was sold at auction at Christie’s in Geneva. Its price was a record 50.3 million Swiss francs ($ 50 million, or 3.4 billion rubles), according to CNN.
A stone weighing 19 carats purchased the jewelry house Harry Winston. The new owners decided to give the diamond their name and renamed the stone Winston Pink Legacy (“Winston’s Pink Legacy”).
- Pink Legacy was a special gem. This is one of the best examples of pink diamonds of this size and color, and he proved it with a new world record price per carat, ”said the jeweler of the auction house Rahul Kadakia.
The starting price for the lot was 24 million Swiss francs (about 1.5 billion rubles). Diamond was found at a mine in South Africa. In the history of the auction house, only four stones of the same saturated color weighing more than 10 carats were put up for auction.
Earlier, Life told that at the Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong a 59.6 carat Pink Star was sold. Its price was 71.2 million dollars. The Pink Star is the biggest diamond ever sold at auction.