Pink Diamonds

Yesterday Harry Winston bought the “Martian Pink Diamond” for $17.4 million dollars at the Christie’s auction in Hong Kong, during the Magnificent Jewels Sale. It is the largest pink diamond to ever sell at auction. It was owned by a private collector and originally owned by Ronald Winston in the 70’s. It was said to be named the Martian Pink, because in 1976 the United States sent it’s first satellite on a mission to Mars.

Recently a very large 12.76 carat pink diamond was discovered in Australia, called the Argyle Pink Jubilee Diamond. It’s the largest pink diamond ever discovered at Rio’s Diamond operations in Western Australia. The Argyle Jubilee pink diamond, is similar in color to Queen Elizabeth’s pink diamond, “The Williamson”, which was discovered in Tanzania, in 1947. The Williamson pink diamond is ranked among the finest pink diamonds ever in existence.

In a previous blog post, Huguette M. Clark had her 9 carat pink diamond pinky ring, sell at a Christie’s auction for $15.7 million.

[Source: Professional JewellerAustralia’s Argyle Diamond Mine]

Blog post by ~ Jelene

About Jewelry Warehouse

Jewelry Warehouse is a locally owned jewelry store that has four locations located in Columbia SC. We have been voted best jewelry store by the State newspaper – the largest paper in SC, for 19 years in a row. Originally founded in 1969, George Satterfield started the Jewelry Warehouse. It was his vision to always get quality jewelry but to price lower than traditional jewelry stores. After 40 years his vision has continued even after his death in 2005. With the growth and development of the internet, the plan is stronger than ever as not only does The Jewelry Warehouse still offer the best price and quality in SC, it now has the best pricing in the United States! People from California to New York now can get jewelry that is sold in the cities for significantly more, at South Carolina pricing. With a satisfaction Guarantee, buying from Jewelry Warehouse gives people everywhere a risk free opportunity to try us and save on quality merchandise.
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