Perfect Pink diamond sells for $23 million - Telegraph
A rare pink diamond has sold at an auction for more than $23 million (£14.8 million) in Hong Kong, making it the most expensive jewel ever sold in Asia.
The extremely rare 14.23 carat pink diamond Photo: PA
Auction house Christie's says the rare 14.23 carat diamond, named The Perfect Pink, sold for $23,165,968 on Monday in Hong Kong to an anonymous buyer after an intense bidding war with four others.
The selling price is higher than the $14 million (£9 million) to $19 million (£12.2 million) it was expected to fetch. It fell short of the $46 million (£29.6 million) another pink diamond measuring 24.78 carats sold for in Geneva in mid-November. That sale smashed the world record for the selling price of a jewel at auction.
Christie's says only 18 diamonds bigger than 10 carats and showing a distinct pure pink colour have ever gone on the block in 244 years of auction history.