‘Bubble Gum’ Diamond Fetches $7.5 Million in Hong Kong Auction

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'Bubble Gum’ Diamond Fetches $7.5 Million in Hong Kong Auction
Friday, 31 May, 2019

A Christie's staff holds a 18.96 carat Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond during a preview in Geneva, November 8, 2018. Denis Balibouse, Reuters

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A fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond with a bubble gum shape fetched $7.5 million at an auction organized by Christie's Asia in Hong Kong, Reuters reported.

The ring holding a rose diamond was sold at an auction organized by Christie's jewelry, which according to curators sold items for a total of $ 44 million.

Francois Curiel, diamond expert and chairman of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East said that "the diamond's color has enhanced its value", describing it as "Probably the strongest pink I have ever seen in my 50-year life of jewelry specialty at Christie's."

 
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