The Pink Star Diamond
The three most expensive diamonds in the world starts with the pink star, also known as one of the world’s greatest natural treasures, is a 59.60 carat diamond (11.92 grams). The pink star, rated by the GIA as a fancy vivid pink color diamond, was mined by DeBeers in 1999. The stone is known as the largest diamond with a vivid pink rating.
In april 2017 the pink star was bought by Chow Tai Fook for $71.2 million, setting the record for the most expensive diamond in the world.
The Graff Pink Diamond
The Graff pink, is the second out of the three most expensive diamonds in the world, and is described as “one of the greatest diamonds ever discovered”. The 24.78 carat diamond was originally owned by the celebrity jeweller Harry Winston, before being sold at Sotheby’s auction in 2010.
The assumption was, that once sold, the graff pink would join the list of the top 10 most expensive diamonds worldwide. The decision was made to set the pink diamond on a ring, and was sold at Sotheby’s’ auction for $46 million, and is known as the most expensive piece of jewellery sold at auction.
The Princie Diamond
The princie diamond, discovered over 300 years ago in the Golconda mines, in India. At 34.65 carats, the princie is believed to be the third largest pink diamond, and was sold at Christie’s auction in April 2013 for the total amount of $39.3 million.
The Diamonds Of Golconda
The lost mine of Golconda is located in India, and is called ‘lost’ since it’s been at least 250 years since the last diamonds were mined there. Historians believe that the mine has dried out, and that we will not see any diamonds coming from there any longer. What a shame, since for 5,000 years, the largest diamonds in the world came from the Golconda mine.
The locals believe that anyone who tried to look for diamonds in the mine, will be cursed with misfortune. That’s not to say that people haven’t tried searching for these lost treasures.
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