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.
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.
Rare Pink Diamond Sells for Record $46 Million at Sotheby’s
GENEVA (AP) — A rare pink diamond smashed the world record for a jewel at auction Tuesday, selling for more than $46 million to a well-known gem dealer. London jeweler Laurence Graff paid $46,158,674, for the 24.78-carat fancy intense pink diamond, which he immediately named The Graff Pink.
“It is the most fabulous diamond I’ve seen in the history of my career and I’m delighted to have bought it,” Graff said in a statement released by auction house Sotheby’s, which offered the stone at its Geneva sale. The sale price was almost double the $24.3 million achieved by the blue 35.56-carat Wittelsbach-Graff diamond in 2008. That was also bought by Graff.
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