The world's most expensive pink diamond has sold at Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong for a world record price of around 66.7 million euros.
Going beyond just pink diamonds, the gem that previously was the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction was the Oppenheimer Blue diamond.
The diamond failed to sell in November 2013. In November 2013 it was auctioned for a record US$83 million to NY diamond cutter Isaac Wolf.
The jeweller made the HK$553 million winning bid for the Pink Star, ending a five-minute contest that included three phone bidders, Sotheby'ssaid Tuesday.
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It took almost two years to cut the Pink Star from a rough diamond.
The 59.60-carat diamond, worth more than $60 million, will be auctioned off at Sotheby's "Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale" in Hong Kong. The stone was cut and polished over two years by Steinmetz Diamonds and unveiled to the public in 2003 under the title of the "Steinmetz Pink".
Prior to the sale, David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby's Jewelry Division, had this to say about the rare bauble; "The extraordinary size of this 59.60-carat diamond, paired with its richness of colour, surpasses any known pink diamond recorded in history".
Sotheby's was forced to buy the diamond from the seller because it had guaranteed a US$60mln sale price.
General Motors sales climbed 1.6 percent, a smaller gain than analysts projected, while Honda reported a surprise drop. Sales of sport-utility vehicles, crossovers and pickup trucks increased 5.5% to 117,521, reflecting a record March.
A rare terrible start by Masahiro Tanaka put the Yankees down early on Sunday , and they were never able to get back in the game. While striking out 17 batters to just two walks is impressive, also keep in mind batters only hit.157/.181/.371 in 70 at-bats.
The GOP-dominated House of Representatives voted in favor of undoing the non-discrimination rule on February 16. Two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - voted against the 48 other GOP senators.
The president explained that there would also be a plan to collect the taxes imposed on foreign exporters who broke trade rules. Talking to White House reporters, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted that the executive orders were not just about China.
BlackBerry turned in an impressive fourth-quarter earnings report, sending BBRY stock to levels not seen since September. The S&P 500 posted 16 new 52-week highs and 1 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 87 new highs and 15 new lows.
The situation is more complicated in Lebanon, where the government refused the establishment of formal camps. But so far there has been no significant violence between Syrian refugees and Lebanese host communities.
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MPs Kesineni Srinivas and Konakalla Narayana tried to pacify Bonda but the latter remained firm on his decision. Naidu sought the resignations of five ministers who have now been replaced at a cabinet meet on Saturday night.
This was Sindhu's second Super Series title after the China Open previous year where she defeated Sun Yu of China in the final. Sindhu began the match with a balanced approach of aggression and calmness which reflected in her smashes and drop shots.
The FCC put in place critical broadband privacy protection rules late a year ago to protect your right to privacy online. After effectively killing internet privacy, Trump's administration may further harm internet users in the near future.
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Verizon is acquiring Yahoo's assets under a $4.48bn transaction, which is expected to be completed by the end of June this year. As Armstrong pointed out on Twitter , these and other future Oath brands engage more than a billion consumers worldwide.
Pink diamond auctioned for record £57.2m in Hong Kong
Cheng Yu-Tung, father of the current chairman and founder of Chow Tai Fook, and commemorates the esteemed brand's 88 anniversary. The auction is a world record for the price that this diamond has been sold as never a gem has been sold at so much high price.
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Kentucky ranked 16 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in the pay disparity between men and women, the study said . According to the Daily Beast , the top ten most remunerative majors (except pharmaceutical scientists) are dominated by men.
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Teheran joined Rick Mahler (1985-88) and Greg Maddux (1993-96) as the lone Atlanta pitchers to start four straight season openers. I was nervous - and that was an awesome feeling". "I think it's the right decision", Collins said.
S. Korea hails new United States sanctions on N
Ties between the two countries have worsened recently as North Korea continues to expand its nuclear weapons and missile programs. If Washington sees changes it likes, it will remain a member and if not "we'll put out", she said.
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British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker
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Denver weather forecast for today, April 1: Ugh, snow probably
The forecast will change over the next day as I get more information about the thermal profile of the atmosphere during the storm. Snow will also make an appearance in much of Wyoming, the Wasatch Range in Utah and in northern Arizona, including Flagstaff.