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From left, top: The Pink Star, the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction, will be sold by Sotheby’s on Nov. 13 in Geneva. It is expected to bring more than $60 million. Grogan & Co. will offer this set of five oil on canvas panels depicting Christ and the Four Evangelists, created in 1898 for the Mount Vernon Church of Boston in the Back Bay, with a $5,000-$10,000 estimate. Circa 1790 Aaron Willard tall case clock that descended in a Nantucket family is expected to bring $10,000-$20,000. Among the diamond jewelry being sold are (from bottom right in group) this 18-karat yellow and white gold brooch set with a .95-carat diamond, old European-cut, and round-cut diamonds ($10,000-$15,000), this Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet with sapphire accents ($8,000-$12,000), and the 2.75-carat diamond solitaire ($9,000-$12,000).
From left, top: The Pink Star, the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction, will be sold by Sotheby’s on Nov. 13 in Geneva. It is expected to bring more than $60 million. Grogan & Co. will offer this set of five oil on canvas panels depicting Christ and the Four Evangelists, created in 1898 for the Mount Vernon Church of Boston in the Back Bay, with a $5,000-$10,000 estimate. Circa 1790 Aaron Willard tall case clock that descended in a Nantucket family is expected to bring $10,000-$20,000. Among the diamond jewelry being sold are (from bottom right in group) this 18-karat yellow and white gold brooch set with a .95-carat diamond, old European-cut, and round-cut diamonds ($10,000-$15,000), this Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet with sapphire accents ($8,000-$12,000), and the 2.75-carat diamond solitaire ($9,000-$12,000).

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The Pink Star, the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction, will go on public view this week in Hong Kong, the first stop on a worldwide tour before it is offered for sale on Nov. 13 at Sotheby’s in Geneva.

The 59.6-carat oval-cut diamond, the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America, will be on view in New York Nov. 1-3 at Sotheby’s gallery, 1334 York Ave.

Described as “one of the earth’s greatest natural treasures,” the Pink Star is estimated to sell for more than $60 million.

The diamond was from a 132.5-carat rough diamond mined somewhere in Africa in 1999 that was transformed into a gemstone after being cut and polished over a two year period.

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