Video: The spectacular “Unique Pink”, one of the largest fancy pink diamonds ever, up for auction at Sotheby’s

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At 15.38 carats, this supremely rare and exceptional diamond is the largest fancy vivid pink pear-shaped diamond ever offered at auction.

In addition to receiving the highest possible colour grading for a pink diamond from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the “Unique Pink” has been found to be Type IIa, displaying “exceedingly pure structure”. The stone’s exquisite pear shape and brilliant cut accentuate its exceptional saturation, placing it in a rarefied category even among the world’s most beautiful diamonds. The “Unique Pink” will be offered at auction in Geneva on 17 May with a pre-sale estimate of $28-38 million.

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