Pink Star Diamond

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Pink Star Diamond

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Let’s say you’ve got an extra $80 million or so burning a hole in your pocket. What would you spend it on? Would a single – admittedly beautiful – diamond ever catch your eye?

The Pink Star Diamond is a “Fancy Vivid Pink” diamond that was mined in 1999 in South Africa. Weighing in at 59.6 carats, this gem was sold by Sotheby’s for a record $83 million: more than any other diamond – or any gem – ever sold.

Composition: Carbon | Market Value: $83,187,381, or about $1,395,761 per carat

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