Auction house Sotheby’s has announced plans to auction the Pink Star the world’s largest internally flawless vivid pink diamond.
The stone, which will be sold in Hong Kong on April 4, is estimated to fetch around $60m (£48.3m).
Previous auction records for pink diamonds include the 24.78 carat fancy intensive Graff Pink, which sold for $46.2m (£37.2m), and currently holds the record for a pink diamond at auction.
The Pink Star
Tobias Kormind managing director of 77Diamonds, who has viewed the pink star, said: “I’m confident this diamond will prove irresistible for the world’s leading diamond collectors and may sell for over $100m which would far surpass the conservative $60m valuation by Sotheby’s.”