Pink diamonds under 19 carats won a price of 39.1 million euros at an auction in Geneva. The contract was preceded on Tuesday night, a six-minute bidding war at Christie's auction house.
(SDA / dpa)
The initial price for "Pink Legacy" is 21 million euros. Because of its heavy and intense color, almost uniform, this gem is considered by connoisseurs to be very extraordinary.
Only one in 100,000 diamonds has such quality, they said. The estimated price is 27 to 44 million euros. The gem was owned by the Oppenheimer family.
High demand for very rare pieces has caused prices to rise sharply in recent years. The diamond that broke the "Pink Star" record has changed hands in 2017 at an auction in Hong Kong with around 67 million euros. The main news also made blue diamond sales two years ago around 51 million euros.