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Pink star diamond sets world record

April 5, 2017

A rare diamond known as the Pink Star has been sold in Hong Kong for more than $71m (NZD101m).

This price sets a new world record for any gemstone at auction.

The oval-shaped 59.6 carat stone was bought after just five minutes’ bidding at Sotheby’s.

It is the largest polished diamond in its class to go under the hammer. It was found by De Beers at a mine in Africa in 1999.

The Pink Star is the largest known diamond having been rated Vivid Pink. As a result of this exceptional rarity, the Steinmetz Group took a cautious 20 months to cut the Pink.

It was unveiled in Monaco on 29 May 2003 in a public ceremony.

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Wowsers that is super expensive!

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I love diamond 💎

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So cool I love diamond 💎

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Awesome news! Wow!

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WOW that looks so cool

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rich people much

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How do people afford those kind of stuff?! Just to expensive!

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amazing its just the matter of fact how was it not stolen

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That is cool and pink

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This can not be true

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wow expensive

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Who even has that much money a to buy
that Dimond and still pay for food and thier family💎

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That is so pretty

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I wish i had the DIAMOND i need

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That's amazing!

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That is an expensive diamond

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this reminds me of bratz forever diamondz dolls

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SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL

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soooo pretty

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HOLY COW THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY

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