Huge pink diamond auctioned off Christie’s for $ 50 million

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.

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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”).

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  • 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.
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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.

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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.

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