A rare pink diamond weighing 5.03 carats has set a new world record by selling for more than $2.9m!
An exceedingly rare and exceptionally beautiful fine Fancy Pink diamond weighing 5.03 carats will headline Bonhams London Fine Jewellery sale this September. https://t.co/1ErLpuq7zx pic.twitter.com/MhSPZTN15T
— Bonhams (@bonhams1793) September 3, 2018
The rock was auctioned at a sale organized by Bonhams London Fine Jeweller and has smashed the previous record of Sotheby’s Geneva.
Explaining why the rock sold for such a high price, Emily Barber, Director of Jewellery at Bonhams UK, said: “This was due to a number of factors: its size – it’s exceptionally rare to see a pink over five carats on the market today; its even colour saturation and its extraordinarily elegant cut.”
“They are highly desirable to discerning collectors given their rarity and limited supply. A diamond like this would definitely be one of the most prized pieces in an important jewellery collection,” Barber added.