Vivid pink-purple diamond beats estimate by 14.9% at Sotheby's

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2015-06-26 13:56:35

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Vivid pink-purple diamond beats estimate by 14.9% at Sotheby's

The vivid pink-purple diamond realised $17.7m in the October 7 auction

An 8.4-caratvivid pink-purple diamond mounted on a platinum ring has sold for $17.7mat Sotheby's Hong Kong.

The lotbeat its $15.4m estimate by 14.9% on October 7.

pink diamond SothebysThe pink diamond headlined the Hong Kong sale

Quek Chin Yeow, Sotheby's deputy chairman of international jewellery business in Asia, commented prior to the sale: "This colour is one of the most beautiful and concentrated shades of pink in diamonds that I have seen.

"Together with its exceptional clarity, it is not surprising that it would command the highest per-carat pre-sale estimate for any pink diamond to date."

The Pink Dream holds the record for the most valuable pink diamond ever sold at auction, achieving $83.1m at Sotheby's New York in 2013.

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