Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/09/25

Pink Beauty

English: One face of an octahedral uncut (roug...

English: One face of an octahedral uncut (rough) diamond, including scale. Note the trigons on the diamond surface. The diamond is 0.9 carats, white (approximately GIA ‘E’ grade), with no significant internal inclusions. Taken on a Leitz Laborlux 12 Pol polarizing transmitted light microscope, using a Diagnostic Instruments Inc. SPOT Insight 2MP Color Mosaic digital camera. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pink is not my favorite color. That may have changed slightly. Sotheby‘s is auctioning a huge diamond. At 59 carats plus, they expect it to sell for one million per carat.

Yet, the design is masterful. ‘The Pink Star,’ as it is now known, is considered the “world’s natural treasure.” The original rough diamond was a whopping 132.5 carats.

Diamonds

As I mentioned, vivid pink as the diamond experts catalogue it, is not a favorite of mine. But I do appreciate the Steinmetz cut. If you get a chance, check out the press release at Sotheby’s to be found at http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/BID/2701721902x0x693125/5cf80fef-999b-40f9-baaa-f9d8a0ecd9e6/693125.pdf .

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