Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{BLING BLING} Rare pink diamond to set new auction record at Sotheby’s


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A rare 24.78-carat pink diamond is estimated to go for a record price when it will be auctioned on November 16 at Sotheby’s in Geneva. Billed as one of the world’s great diamonds, the exceptionally rare pink stone is being expected to fetch between $27 million and $38 million. Celebrity jeweler Harry Winston sold it around 60 years ago and since then this diamond has been in a private collection. David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry department in Europe and the Middle East, said…

It is one of the most desirable diamonds ever to come to auction and its beauty has haunted me since the very first time I set eyes on it some years ago.

In December 2008, the gray-blue Wittelsbach Diamond went for $24.3 million at Christie’s, setting a new world record auction price for any jewel.

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Via: Reuters572876

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