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2-Carat Pink Diamond Sells for a Record $1.62 Million

It the most expensive diamond from Argyle ever sold at an auction
Fitzpatrick pink diamond Australia
Credit: yourdiamonds.com

A 2-carat Fancy purplish pink diamond, called the Fitzpatrick Pink diamond, sold for $1.62 million, becoming “the most expensive diamond from the iconic Argyle mine ever sold at an auction or public tender”, IDEX Online reports.

 

Portal to the Argyle Diamonds Underground Mine. The underground mine will extend the life of the mine until at least 2020
Credit: Copyright © 2014 Rio Tinto

 

The diamond was sold to an anonymous buyer during the first tender ever held by Australian financial technology start-up yourdiamonds.com.

 

The Argyle Pink Jubilee diamond
Credit: Rio Tinto Diamonds

 

The Fitzpatrick Pink also broke Australia’s record for the highest price paid for any diamond or piece of jewelry. The previous record was set in April by a square emerald-cut diamond weighing 25.02 carats, which sold for $870,000.



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