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Pink Star diamond sets new world record

The world’s most expensive pink diamond has sold at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for a world record price of around 66.

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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.

Known as the ‘Pink Star’, the rock has been described as one of the world’s ‘great natural treasures’

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.”

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.