Edmonton’s Ten Carat Pink Sparkler
The diamond, cut from a rare rough stone of 21.35 carats found in a South African mine, is one of the largest rough pinks ever mined. It even tops Australia’s largest rough pink diamond, found in the famous Rio Tinto Argyle mine, which weighs in at 12.76 carats. Because of its large size, it took three and a half months to cut and polish the stone, which is set as a solitaire on a platinum band. Its estimated worth is about 2.5 million, and is currently in the possession of a private collector.
Pink diamonds are considered among the most valuable jewels, and rarely occur in such large carat weights. The auction house Christie’s –one of the leading diamond resellers in the world- has auctioned off only eighteen polished pink diamonds over ten carats in its 244 year history.
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