You Heard Right: One Pink Diamond Sold For $17.7 Million!

You Heard Right: One Pink Diamond Sold For $17.7 Million!

One lucky and very wealthy person in Hong Kong took home a pear-shaped, 8.41-carat flawless fancy vivid pink diamond from Sotheby’s Asia for a whopping $17.7 million (HK$137.88 million). The auctioneers had expected the pink beauty to rake in $15.5 million, but it ended up selling for 2.2 million more.

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So what makes this particular pink diamond worth every last penny? Apparently the combination of its internally flawless clarity, which is rare in pink diamonds, plus a “fancy vivid” colour grade, which means it holds the highest concentration of colour. What’s more, this little pink diamond also set a world auction record for fancy vivid pink diamonds.

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