Thursday 15th November 2018

The Pink Legacy, The “Leonardo da Vinci” of Diamonds, Fetches Record $50 Million.

[CNBC] «The "Pink Legacy," a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record $50 million, purchased by U.S.-based luxury jeweler Harry Winston, Christie's said on Tuesday.

The Pink Legacy brought this extremely high price of $50 million, so $2.6 million per carat which is a world record price for a pink diamond," Francois Curiel, chairman of Christie's luxury group said. "This stone for me is the Leonardo Da Vinci of diamonds, I don't think there is anything better". »

The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family is the largest and finest fancy vivid pink diamond Christie’s has ever offered at auction. It's a rectangular-cut, 18.96 carats, VS1, Fancy Vivid Pink diamond.

The diamond's new owners have renamed this rectangular-cut gem, the Winston Pink Legacy.

  

Pictures: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - CHRISTIES

Sources: CNBC, Christies

Tags: Christies, Auction, Pink Legacy, Harry Winston, Oppenheimer, Record

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