HIDDEN MENU ITEMS
Twitter Feed
« Supporting our local heroes - CareFlight - you may need them... | Main | Rio donates LARGEST ever PINK diamond to Australian Museum »
Wednesday
May302012

Rare pink diamond sells for $17m

After six minutes of frenzied bidding, one of the world's rarest gem stones - a large pink diamond - has sold at auction in Hong Kong for $17.4 million.

That is much more than the estimated $8 million it was expected to fetch.

The round 12-carat stone, the biggest of its kind ever to be sold, was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder.

Queen Elizabeth owns the only other comparable pink diamond.

 

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>