Christie’s Auction House auctioned off an 18.9 carat pink diamond yesterday for $50 million. It’s the highest per carat price ever paid for any pink diamond. The bidding took less than 3 minutes.
The stone once belonged to the Oppenheimer diamond family, and Christie’s says it qualifies as a Type IIa diamond — the most chemically pure stones with little if any nitrogen. It says fancy vivid pink diamonds over 10 carats are “virtually unheard of” in salesrooms.
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