The auction house Sotheby’s, which hailed him as “completely flawless”: A bidder from Japan, bought in Hong Kong a rare diamond for the equivalent of 13.3 million euros. The private collector who won the bid, called the white oval diamonds with 102,39 carat after his second daughter, “Maiko Star”, as Sotheby’s announced it.
Behind it is an expensive family tradition: In the past year, the same collectors had purchased a valuable diamond at Sotheby’s and him, “Manami Star” after his eldest daughter – named. The auction house, the buyer with rose on the phone. Other offers were also made online.
The gemstone was discovered in 2018 as a 271-carat rough stone in a canadian mine. He was only the eighth diamond with more than a hundred carats, was auctioned off. The previous seven also achieved two-digit million Dollar amounts.
“Pink Star” achieved the record price
In November 2017, a more than 163,41 carat diamond in Geneva for the equivalent of € 28.6 million under the Hammer. It was the largest ever at an auction presented by diamonds.
As so far, most expensive gemstone, the pink diamond “Pink Star, however, went down” in the story. The piece is scored in April 2017 at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, the equivalent of 60.4 million euros.