Geneva – A 19-carat pink diamond sold at € 39.1 million in Geneva. The contract had a story Tuesday evening, a six-minute bidding war at Christie's auction.
The starting price for Pink Legacy was € 21 million. Thanks to its weight and its intense, almost uniform uniformity, gemstone as a connoisseur was considered extremely unusual. Only one out of 100,000 diamonds is so qualitative, they said. Including auction fees, diamond costs are € 44 million.
Almost 19-carat diamond "Pink Legacy" was purchased by the US luxury jeweler Harry Winston, announced by Christie's auction house.
The $ 2.6 million carat is the world record for pink diamonds, François Curiel, Christie's head of Europe, said. "This stone is for me a Leonardo da Vinci diamond."
Pink Legacy has long belonged to the Oppenheimer family, which once led the mining company De Beers. The stone was discovered more than 100 years ago in South Africa and was treated in the 20's. After the auction, the new owner immediately renamed "Winston Pink Legacy" for him.
The high demand for extremely rare products in recent years has led to a sharp increase in prices. In the Hong Kong auction, the record-breaking diamond "Pink Star" had changed its hands in 2017 by about 67 million euros. The headlines also made the sale of blue diamonds two years ago for about 51 million euros.