Most Expensive Diamond

A single pink diamond is responsible for half of the $57.3 million achieved at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction.


The Fortune Pink, which is the largest pear-shaped “fancy vivid” pink diamond ever to be sold at auction, hammered down for $28.8 million at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva on Tuesday. The bidding war lasted for around four minutes before a private collector from Asia claimed the gem by bettering the top bid by half a million.

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The Fortune Pink didn’t shine as brightly as expected, however. The supersized stone, which weighs nearly 19 carats, originally had a high estimate of $35 million. Still, the $29 million makes it one of the world’s top 10 most expensive pink diamonds. The Pink Star, which sold for $71.2 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 2017, remains the priciest in existence.