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Pink Star diamond sets new world record

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By Euronews
Pink Star diamond sets new world record

<p>The world’s most expensive pink diamond has sold at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for a world record price of around 66.7 million euros. </p> <p>Known as the ‘Pink Star’, the rock has been described as one of the world’s ‘great natural treasures’</p> <p>Following the sale, Patti Wong from Sotheby’s Asia said: ‘‘We are very happy because I know there was a lot of talk about the economy in China not being as positive as it was a few years ago. So today Hong Kong has proven itself to be again the international sale centre.”</p> <p>The 59.6 carat diamond breaks the previous world record, which was set by the ‘‘Oppenheimer Blue’‘. That was bought for nearly 54 million euros.</p>