Offbeat Pink diamond sells for over $32 mn in Hong Kong

18:54  28 november  2017
18:54  28 november  2017 Source:   Relaxnews (AFP)

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a close up of a woman: The Pink Promise 14.93 fancy vivid pink/VVS1 diamond ring, estimated at 220-320 million HKD, is modeled by Eliza Sam at the Christie's showroom in Hong Kong on November 1, 2017.© Provided by AFPRelaxNews The Pink Promise 14.93 fancy vivid pink/VVS1 diamond ring, estimated at 220-320 million HKD, is modeled by Eliza Sam at the Christie's showroom in Hong Kong on November 1, 2017. An enormous oval diamond named the "Pink Promise" was sold Tuesday for an eye-watering US$32.16 million at auction in Hong Kong.

The 14.93-carat pink gemstone went to an unidentified phone bidder as applause filled the room.

Auctioneers Christie's said it was the second highest price per carat paid for a pink diamond, next to the five-carat "Vivid Pink" which sold in Hong Kong for $10.78 million in 2009.

However, the diamond failed to sell at the higher end of the auction house's estimates of up to US$42 million.

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"It's a very, very strong price," François Curiel, Christie's Europe and Asia chairman, told AFP after the sale.

"It really shows that Hong Kong is a very important centre for jewellery today."

An ongoing anti-corruption drive in mainland China has done little to dent feverish bidding in Hong Kong's auction houses.

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Earlier this year a giant diamond named the "Pink Star" broke the world record for a gemstone sold at auction when it fetched $71.2 million at Sotheby's.

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