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34.64-carat “Princie Diamond” Sold for $39 Million at Christie’s

New record for Christie’s auction house! Rare 34.64-carat pink diamond has been sold for $39,323,750 at Christie’s (more than $1 million per carat).

Dubbed as “Princie Diamond” is one of the world’s largest pink diamonds and traces its origins back to ancient diamond mines in southern India.

Rare 34.64-carat pink diamond has been sold for $39,323,750 at Christie's (more than $1 million per carat)

This rare priceless gem was allegedly once owned by the royal family of Hyderabad and, since 1960, by the London branch of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Christie’s auction house originally bought the diamond for £46,000, which is equivalent to $1.3 million today. This time it was sold to an anonymous phone bidder.

Last record for the Christie’s auction house was $24.3 million for a 31 carat Wittelsbach diamond in 2008.

 

 

 

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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