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That is the story of a dream diamond. A novel gem, by no means seen earlier than -or at the very least within the public sphere- and that broke all information for its magnificence, its purity and, in fact, its value. Diamond is the toughest mineral that exists: He can scratch everybody, however nobody can scratch him. Indestructible.

The diamond Pink Star -the identify got here later- was extracted in 1999 in Africa by The Bears, an organization devoted primarily to the exploitation, slicing and commerce of diamonds. What was obtained at the moment was a treasured diamond with a tough quantity of 132.50 carats and on which it took two years of labor to remodel it into the pink gemstone that it’s immediately.

A pink diamond intense, which lastly got here to 59.60 carats and a measurement of two.69 by 2.06 centimeters, with an oval form and freed from impurities, that’s, excellent. Or what in Anglo-Saxons they might name within the slang of excessive jewellery -and some others- flawless.

The Pink Star has obtained the best marks for coloration and high quality by the Gemological Institute of America (Gemological Institute of America – GIA) and is within the subgroup of two p.c of diamonds of the Ila kind, the purest and of wonderful optical transparency. Regardless of the Pink Star was present in southern Africa, pink diamonds originate from India and have been found centuries in the past.

On April 4, 2017, this pink diamond was offered at public sale on the prestigious public sale home Sotheby’s de Hong Kong. It was not a simple sale, though it was a really fast one. On the cellphone, in three fully undetermined locations on the earth -anonymity is vital in this kind of operation-, three individuals have been combating and bidding for this gem to the excessive variety of 72 million {dollars} (60.5 million euros). That is the best value paid for a diamond at public sale. It was offered in lower than ten minutes.

After the phrase “adjudicated” and the metaphorical blow of the mace in Sotheby’s, breathed calm and victorious on the opposite finish of the road the Hong Kong jewellery staff Chow Tai Fook. The proud proprietor, represented by the director of the corporate, Henry Cheng Kar-Shun (74 years previous), christened the gem CTF Pink, thus representing the initials of the corporate.

Chow Tai Fook It isn’t a brand new firm in this kind of acquisitions, as a result of till that date it had already acquired different distinctive gems, equivalent to Aurora Inexperienced, a 5.03 carat inexperienced diamond or the Cullinan Heritage, a rare 507-carat uncooked diamond for which a sum of 35.three million {dollars} (29.6 million euros) was paid.

As scandalous because the amount of cash for which the Pink Star was purchased could appear, it’s value remembering that this diamond, already polished and in an excessive state of perfection, was supplied to Sotheby’s Ginebra for the quantity of 83 million (69.5 million euros) in 2013. Though a priori New York diamond cutter Isaac Wolf, representing a gaggle of buyers, he agreed to purchase it, lastly, he couldn’t pay it.

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