Archives for December 2009

Christie’s 39-carat “Evening Star” sells at auction for $5.4M

New York–A 39-carat, D color diamond from India’s famed Golconda mines called the “Evening Star” fetched $5.4 million at Christie’s, the latest in a line of remarkable diamonds to dazzle at auction. According to a press release from the auction house, an anonymous buyer snapped up the stone, paying $138,000 per carat for the diamond […]

“Vivid pink” diamond sells for record $10.78 million

The $10.78 million sale of “The Vivid Pink,” a 5-carat cushion-cut fancy vivid-pink diamond, broke two records in the auction world: price paid for a pink diamond and per-carat price paid for any diamond at auction. Hong Kong–A dazzling, 5-carat pink diamond dubbed “The Vivid Pink”–the largest pink diamond ever offered at auction–sold for $10.78 […]