Rare pink diamond set to make US$50 million

GENEVA – The Pink Legacy, an exceptionally large pink diamond, is set to go under the hammer at Christie’s in Geneva next week, when it is expected to bring in up to US$50 million (S$68 million).

At nearly 19 carats, the vividly coloured gem is extraordinary, Jean-Marc Lunel, an international jewellery specialist at Christie’s, told AFP.

“If you consider that most pink diamonds weigh less than a carat, it is really something,” he said.