Pink Legacy

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Pink Legacy
Type of stonediamond
Weight18.96 carats (3.792 g)
Dimensions17.64 mm × 14.47 mm × 8.64 mm[1]
ColorFancy Vivid Pink, VS1 clarity
Cutcut-cornered rectangular
Country of originSouth Africa
Discoveredc. 1918
Estimated value50.375 million Swiss francs

The Pink Legacy is a pink diamond that was purchased by Harry Winston, Inc. in 2018. It was renamed Winston Pink Legacy by CEO Nayla Hayek. The diamond was sold at a Christie's auction for 50.375 million Swiss francs ($50m; £38.5m),[2] and at $2.6 million per carat it set a world record at the time of its sale for a pink diamond.[3][4]

Pink Legacy was mined in South Africa around 1918[2] and was once owned by the Oppenheimer family, who ran De Beers, it has a cut-cornered rectangular cut, and has likely not been altered since it was first cut in 1920.[2] It is mounted in a platinum ring.[5]

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  1. ^ "GIA - Report 2191528443". www.gia.edu. Gemological Institute of America Inc. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Pink diamond fetches world record price". BBC News. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  3. ^ Nebehay, Stephanie (13 Nov 2018). "Harry Winston jeweler buys 'Pink Legacy' diamond for record $50..." Reuters. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ "'As good as it gets' — The Pink Legacy diamond". www.christies.com. Christie's. 13 Nov 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  5. ^ "THE PINK LEGACYA SENSATIONAL COLOURED DIAMOND RING". www.christies.com. Retrieved 14 November 2018.