The Pink Star diamond has just sold for $71.9 million at an auction to become the world’s most expensive gemstone. The 59.60-carat Pink Star pink diamond is the largest Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid pink diamond ever graded by the GIA. It was sold to jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook at the Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong.
The Pink Star came from a 132.5-carat rough diamond mined by De Beers in Africa in 1999. To achieve the title of the most expensive gemstone, The Pink Star took two years of meticulous cutting and polishing to hone it into the world’s most expensive gemstone.
Watch the Pink Star diamond, the world’s most expensive gemstone at $71.9 million.