Diamonds, the prized possession of any country and rulers, jewellers and the rich, are a girl's best friend, so they say. But, what's in a diamond? What is your favourite diamond colour? Well, the Kohinoor is still talked about and the issue over it between India and Britain remains. Today, the talk of the town is the marvelous Pink Diamond. It fetched a whopping $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong. It is the Pink Star, a stunning 59.6 carat diamond.
So, if pink is your favourite, know all about the Pink Star and dazzle in pink diamonds.
The Pink Star is the largest flawless clear pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America.
The winning bidder of the pink gem was a Hong Kong jeweler by the name Chow Tai Fook.
Three telephone bidders competed for the Pink Star during the first minutes of bidding.
Three years ago, the Pink Star was sold at an even higher price at another Sotheby's auction in Geneva.
It was way back in 1999 that De Beers mined the pink diamond in Africa as a raw 132.5 carat gem.
In November 2013, the pink diamond was auctioned for 83 million to diamond cutter Isaac Wolf in New York.
Isaac failed to pay for the diamond. This forced the auction house to buy the diamond.
Well, the Pink Star may be beyond reach, but you can buy jewelleries studded with pink diamonds and flaunt them.
Plunge for pink and set a pink summer trend. You can wear matching pink sunglasses, dress, bags, and shoes. Look pretty in pink!