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$71 Million Diamond - The Pink Star

The Pink Star Diamond

This is the most expensive rock in the world. The Pink Star just sold for a record $71.2 million. Why? Pink diamonds are rare and this one weighs 59.6 carats - that's about as heavy as a AAA battery and it's flawless.

David Bennett

David Bennett sotheby's worldwide chairman international jewellery division said " It's a sensational stone and it's the largest known vivid pink diamond in the world."

The Pink Star Diamond

"Fancy vivid" is the highest grade for color intensity in diamonds. The Pink Star was cut from a 132.5 carat rough diamond mined by De Beers in 1999 in Botswana. It took two years to cut and polish into this.