The Pink Star

pink diamond

The Amazing “Pink Star,” a 59.60ct oval-cut pink diamond is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond every graded by the Gemological Institute of America. It is expected to achieve in excess of $60 million in an upcoming Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland.

So where did it come from? – Unearthed by De Beers as a 132.5ct rough in 1999 in Africa, the stone was originally sold in 2007 under a different name, the “Steinmetz Pink.” Now it’s been renamed “The Pink Star.” More than twice the size of the 24.78ct Graff Pink fancy intense pink diamond, which sold in Sotheby’s Geneva in 2010 for $46.2 million. It currently holds the record for the most valuable gemstone or jewel sold at Auction, and it also exceeds in both size and richness of color of any pink diamond found in state, royal or private collections.

[Source: Sotheby’s]

More information about the auction here.

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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