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Rare pink diamond sets record at Toronto auction
The stone sells for $2.3 million
By: Diamond World News Service
Oct 4 2010 10:54PM
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A recent auction in Toronto, Canada, saw a rare pink diamond selling at $2.3 million, which is recorded as the highest price paid for a gem so far. It outbeat the previous record of a gem sold for $250,000.

The rare pink diamond carried a pre-sale estimate of $2.5 million to $3 million and according to the auction company - Circa Auctions, the bid was made via telephone. Purchase of the gem included ‘full naming rights’ of the gem.

The diamond was sourced from the Argyle mine in Australia and is recognised as a VS2 diamond.

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Robert Szep
How many CARATS was the thing??? Looks to me like it was only in the 20 - 22 carat weight range. By the way, I have some really attractive all natural SAPPHIRES available for purchase. Average weight 50 carats. Asking price, SEVEN BUCKS A CARAT. Robert A. Szep zeprox2007@gmail.com
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