09.10.2013 - News

Sold the most precious stone in the world

The unique white diamond was sold for a record 30.6 million dollars at an auction in Hong Kong. The unknown Asian collector began the owner of the 118- carat jewel.


 According to the American TV channel CNN, the initial price of a diamond that has been declared a record and has caused quite a stir , was 28 million. The auction also sold a series of works of art.

David Bennett , the head of jewelery Sothebu ‘s auction house in Europe and the Middle East commented that the diamond can be purchased for profitable investments or simply by capturing exquisite and unique decorations. In addition , the head of the auction , said: “For the past 20 years Asia has become the most important sector of our market jewelry items. It accounts for over a third of buyers . “The question may indeed worth investing in jewelry ?

However , it is interesting the fact that collectors have refused to pay 19 million dollars for a rare blue diamond ( predicted a much higher selling price ).

Recall that the previous record price was set white diamonds in May in Geneva, when the stone was sold for 26.7 million dollars.

Author: Viktoria Kondratska
Source: edition.cnn.com