At a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, the 59.6-carat Pink Star diamond was sold for a record $71.2 million to Chinese jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook.
The "Pink Star", a huge flawless pink diamond, sold for 76.3 million Swiss francs ($83.02 million) including commission fees in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said.
At rival Christie's on Tuesday night, an orange diamond of 14.82 carats sold for 32.64 million Swiss francs. ($1 = 0.9191
Named the Argyle Pink Jubilee, the gem is similar in color to the 24-carat Williamson Pink given to Britain's Queen Elizabeth
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