The Most Expensive Diamond Ever Sold

The Pink Star Diamond smashes world records with its $83 million price tag.

A recent auction hosted by auction house Sotheby’s in November 2013 dropped the hammer on the most expensive diamond ever sold. For a record $83 million, esteemed diamond cutter Isaac Wolf walked away with the prize gem.

Weighing 59.60 carats, the Pink Star Diamond is a flawless pink diamond that surpasses all its counterparts in terms of rank and price in both public and private collections. Measuring 2.69 by 2.06 centimeters the Pink Star Diamond is set on a beautiful ring and is undoubtedly every woman’s dream engagement ring come to life.

Initially estimated to sell for $20 million less, the Pink Star Diamond was unearthed in Africa in 1999 and in its uncut state, weighed almost double. It took the prestigious Steinmetz Group an incredible 20 months to meticulously cut the flawless stone.

One can only imagine where this flawless piece of history is heading to next. Until the world unearths another diamond rivaling it, there is no doubt that the Pink Star Diamond will continue to be hailed as the greatest, and most expensive, diamond ever known to man.

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