Rare pink diamond gets nearly $35 million at auction
(CNN) - How is this for a “girl’s best friend?”
This one should fit the famous Marilyn Monroe song.
A 10.5-carat diamond named the “Eternal Pink” sold at auction Thursday for just under $35 million.
This gem is extremely rare for achieving the highest grade available for the already uncommon pink diamonds.
It’s also been classed as “internally flawless.”
Pink diamonds have a history of fetching high values, but they’ve soared in the past few years. That’s largely because a mine in Australia that produced most of the world’s pink diamonds closed in 2020.
This one was found by De Beers in Botswana and fetched $34.8 million.
Another pink diamond sold last year in Hong Kong that was less than one carat heavier went for $58 million.
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