For $57.7 million, the Williamson Pink Star diamond was auctioned in Hong Kong, China, which is the highest price per carat of a diamond sold at auction.
TASR took over the report from the AFP news agency. The auction of the 11.15-carat diamond took place on October 7, and the auction was organized by the auction company Sotheby’s. The price of the precious stone per carat approached the sum of 5.2 million dollars, which broke the previous record of four million dollars per carat from 2015. The buyer was an unnamed collector from the United States, Sotheby’s said.
Meno Williamson Pink Star it follows two legendary pink diamonds. The first is the 23.6-carat Williamson, which the recently deceased British Queen Elizabeth II received as a wedding gift in 1947, the second is the 59.6-carat Pink Star diamond, which was auctioned in 2017.
Williamson Pink Star is the second largest pink diamond sold at auction. It was mined in the Williamson mine in Tanzania. The pink diamonds there are among the rarest and most valuable colored diamonds, writes AFP.