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This November, Sotheby’s Geneva will offer one of the world’s great natural treasures, the largest known fancy vivid pink diamond in world – The Pink Star.
The Pink Star Diamond’s value is estimated at more than $60 million.
Weighing 59.60 carats, this oval-cut diamond is the largest flawless or internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has graded. The diamond is also Type IIa, rare for a pink diamond of this size and color. Meticulously cut over a period of two years, the Pink Star is still more than twice the size of the magnificent Graff Pink – the 24.78 carat fancy intense pink diamond that established a world auction record for a diamond and any gemstone or jewel at $46.2 million, at Sotheby’s Geneva in 2010.
In 2003, the diamond was shown at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, in the Splendor of Diamonds exhibition, along with seven of the world’s rarest diamonds including the De Beers Millennium Star, the Allnatt diamond, and the Moussaieff Red. In 2005‐2006, it was the star attraction of the Diamonds exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London.
The Pink Star will be offered at the Magnificent Jewels auction on Nov. 13 in Geneva.
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