Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond
We all know diamonds are expensive. Anyone who has gotten engaged knows that a diamond can cost an arm and a leg. Well how about spending $17.8 million on one diamond! That just happened in Hong Kong at a Sotheby’s auction. An 8.41 carat fancy vivid pink diamond broke the world record and sold for almost $18 million. It destroyed the previous record of $10.8 million for a 5 carat fancy vivid pink diamond back in 2009, also in Hong Kong. Imagine walking around with that rock on your finger!
The auction also produced another world record. A sapphire sold at the highest price-per-carat ever. The “Kashmir Imperial,” a 17.16-carat step-cut unheated Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring, sold for a little more than $4 million, or $236,404 per carat. Overall the auction netted over $75 million in sales. Below are some of the notable auctions.
1. $17.8 million for this internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond. It shattered a new world record.
2. An internally flawless 3.32 carat emerald cut fancy vivid blue diamond sold for $5.4 million by a private Asian buyer.
3. This Colombian emerald weighs 35.72 carats and sold for $4.3 million to another private Asian buyer.
4. This is called the “Imperial Kashmir”. It’s a 17.16 carat step-cut unheated Kashmir sapphire. It sold for over $4 million and broke a new world record for price-per-carat for a sapphire at $236,404 per carat.