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Pink Diamond Auction For $45.62 Million

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A model displays a 24.78-carat Fancy Intense Pink Diamond

A 24.78 ct pink diamond was sold at CHF 45.44 million (USD45.62 million) in an auction held by the Sotheby’s in Geneva on Tuesday, 16 November 2010, breaking the record for any diamonds and jewelry ever sold at an auction.

The 24.78 Fancy Intense Pink Diamond

The diamond was bought by the British billionaire jeweler A Laurence Graff, who is a Jewish English jeweler and is best known as a supplier and buyer of unique jewellery and rare jewels.

Laurence Graff - The Extraordinary Billionaire Jeweler

The pink diamond, graded as Fancy Intense Pink by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), is described by the Sotheby’s as “exceptionally rare and truly magnificent pink diamond of the purest, vibrant hue,” with type IIa classification which comprises less than 2 percent of all gem diamonds in the world.

The diamond was purchased some 60 years ago from Harry Winston and it has been preserved as a personal collection since then, until it was auctioned off by Sotheby.

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