hong kong - A large oval diamond known as the 'Pink Promise' was auctioned in Hong Kong for 26.9 million euros. The 14,93 carat diamond was sold to an anonymous private collector, which is 1.80 million per carat.
With the auction just a new record was not established. Eight years ago, a pink diamond in the so-called cushion-shape went under the hammer for 1.81 million per carat.
Christie's auction house speaks of a 'perfect masterpiece. '' The size was very important, the color top, an absolutely clean stone and beautifully polished ', said a spokesman the high price.
The highest price ever charged for a diamond per carat is 3.39 million euros per carat. That was for the Blue Moon of Josephine, a blue diamond of 12,03 carat, also in cushion shape.