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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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