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Vivid pink diamond could go for $35 million at Christie’s auction

The largest pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond ever put up for auction could sell for up to $35 million at a Christie’s sale of rare jewels on Nov. 8, the auctioneer said on Wednesday.

November 3, 2022
3 November 2022

GENEVA, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The largest pear-shaped fancy
vivid pink diamond ever put up for auction could sell for up to
$35 million at a Christie’s sale of rare jewels on Nov. 8, the
auctioneer said on Wednesday.

“The diamond weighs 18.18 carats, which is of course an
extremely fortuitous number for Asian collectors. We’ve had a
huge amount of interest around the world already,” said Max
Fawcett, head of Christie’s jewellery department in Geneva.

“The colour is exceptional. It’s a true vivid pink and a
clean stone. It really, really is a gem and something that we
haven’t seen in a long time at Christie’s.”

The Fortune Pink Diamond is estimated to go for $25 million
to $35 million.

The largest vivid pink diamond sold at Christie’s was the
18.96-carat Winston Pink Legacy, which got $50.4 million in
2018, a world record price per carat for a pink diamond sold at
auction.

($1 = 0.9992 Swiss francs)
(Reporting by Cecile Mantovani; writing by Michael Shields;
Editing by Alex Richardson)

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