WORLDS MOST EXPENSIVE DIAMOND EVER SOLD IN SOTHEBY’S HONG KONG FOR $30.8MILLION

Egg-sized ‘perfect’ 118ct white diamond fetches record $30.8 million in Hong Kong

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A “flawless” white oval diamond the size of a small egg sold for $30.8 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction on Monday night, the most paid for a colourless diamond at auction.

The previous records for both price and size for a perfect white diamond were set by Christie’s, which sold its 101.73-carat gem for almost $27 million in May this year.

Sotheby’s said two phone bidders competed for the 118-carat for about six minutes.

A rare blue diamond that was the night’s other highlight with a $19 million estimate failed to sell, added the auction house.

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Henry Sapiecha

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