Pink Legacy Diamond

Pink Legacy diamond

Question: Recently Pink Legacy diamond auctioned in Geneva for world record price of about-
(a)$50million
(b)$15million
(c)$35million
(d)$20million
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • Pink Legacy Diamond auctioned in Geneva for world record price of $50million (about Rs 360 crore). It was bought by US brand Harry Winston at auction in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • This rectangular-cut Pink Legacy Diamond weighing about 19 carats was found in a South African mine around 100 years ago and has likely not been altered since it was first cut in 1920.
  • The price of around $2.6m per carat marked a world record for a pink diamond, according to the Europe head of auction house Christie’s. The diamond’s new owners have rechristened it the Winston Pink Legacy.





  • Once owned by the Oppenheimer family, who formerly ran the De Beers mining company.
  • The diamond was referred to as “one of the world’s greatest diamonds” by Christie’s international head of jewellery, Rahul Kadakia

Links:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46203283

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/pink-diamond-sold-for-staggering-50-million-usd-at-geneva-auction-breaks-world-record-3166331.html

 

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