Fancy Intense Pink Diamond
A truly rare pink diamond sells for a
GENEVA - 17. November 2010 - Surpassing expectations,
the 24.78-carat "fancy intense pink" diamond was sold at the Sotheby's auction for a record-breaking $46 million,
or 29 million British pounds.
To date, this is the highest price paid for a jewel. The gem
was bought by Laurence Graff, a well-known top British diamond trader, who was bidding over the phone. The diamond eventually became known as
the Graff Diamond.
As many fancy-color diamonds, pink diamonds are very rare in
nature. This diamond was kept in a private collection for 60 years, since it was last time sold by a New York
The previous record price paid for a diamond was back in 2008,
when a blue 35.56-carat Wittelsbach diamond was sold for a lesser price of
$24.3 million, or 16.4 million British pounds.
|Pink diamonds are very rare, but when they're found
they attract record prices when sold. (Image by Freeimages.com)