20 September 2019

A rare rectangular fantasy-cut stone in November 2018 was sold for a fabulous sum at Christie's in Geneva. Mineral weighing 18.96 carats became a champion among pink diamonds! It took only 5 minutes of bidding for a masterpiece of nature to go under the hammer. Previously, a unique copy belonged to the Oppenheimer family, the founders of the Anglo American gold mining corporation and the De Beers diamond mining company. Francois Curiel, the head of Christie’s European division, called the sold diamond “Leonard da Vinci among diamonds”.

Jewelry Reference: Pink Legacy has a high color intensity according to international estimates - Fancy Vivid. He was found in South Africa about a hundred years ago, and was cut off in 1920.

The preliminary figure of the “Pink Heritage” of 18.96 carats was $ 30 million. That is, the cost amounted to $ 2.6 million per carat. Experts rated the diamond as the brightest specimen ever put up for auction. The buyer is the legendary jeweler Harry Winston.