The Pink Star (Formerly The Steinmetz Pink) – 59.60 ct.

This is an exceptional and extremely beautiful one-of-a-kind Diamond. It’s the largest and finest Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond ever discovered. It is a unique, historical member of the World’s Natural Wonders. It is also known for its Internally Flawless Clarity, which is so rare among this class of diamonds. The Pink Star is truly an Amazing Famous Diamond!

Gemological Info:

  • Weight: 59.60 ct.
  • Shape/Cut: Modified Oval Brilliant Cut (Step Cut Crown, Brilliant Pavilion)
  • Color: Fancy Vivid Pink
  • Clarity: Internally Flawless
  • Measurements: 26.93 x 20.63 x 13.68 mm
  • Polish: Very Good
  • Symmetry: Very Good
  • Uncut Rough Weight: 132.50 ct.
  • Graded by: Gemological Institute of America – GIA report number 2175607011, dated 28 April 2016
  • Graded by: Gübelin Gem Lab – report number 0701199, dated 22 November 2007

Mine Origin: South Africa (Mined by De Beers)

Cutter: Steinmetz Diamonds

Current Owner: Chow Tai Fook Enterprises

Last Sold By: Sotheby’s Auction House

  • Auction: The Pink Star: One Of The World’s Great Natural Treasures
  • Sale #: HK0770 (Special Sale – Only 1 Lot)
  • Lot #: 1801

Price Sold For: $71.2 Million, Hong Kong, April 04, 2017

History:

  • Mined by De Beers in South Africa in 1999
  • Cut over the course of 20 months
  • Named the Steinmetz Pink
  • Unveiled in Monaco on May 29, 2003
  • Exhibited at ‘The Splendor of Diamonds’ exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC from June 27 – September 30, 2003
  • Mounted as a ring and sold to a private buyer in 2007
  • Renamed the Pink Star
  • Sold at Sotheby’s in a Special 1 Lot Auction to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises in April 2017
    • Broke Record for the Highest Price Ever paid for a Jewel ($71.2 Million)
The Pink Star