So Beautiful They Named it Again…and… Again
Trace this diamond back and you will no doubt encounter two further names. Steinmetz Pink and Pink Star. This week, the natural pink diamond was purchased by diamond cutter Isaac Wolf, and the name has changed again. It will now also be known as “Pink Dream.”
Origins of the Pink Star
The incredible pink diamond is regarded by many as one of the most precious stones in the World. The “Pink Star” otherwise known as “The Steinmetz Pink” is the World’s largest internally flawless, oval pink diamond, weighing 59.60 carats. The original diamond that was mined in South Africa took over 20 months when it was cut. Pink diamonds are usually cut into shapes that help maximise the appearance of the pink colour.
This week the diamond was sold for just under £52 Million (76,325,000 CHF) at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction this week in Geneva.
The Pink Star. Image Source : Sotheby’s
The Steinmetz Pink was originally unveiled in Monaco back in 2003. The diamond was publicly visible during exhibitions such as the “Diamonds” exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London in 2006.
Pink Star Diamond Facts
Name : Pink Star / Steinmetz Pink
Origin : South Africa
Carat Weight : 59.60 carats
Type : IIa
Size : 26.93 x 20.64 x 13.68 mm
Colour : Natural Fancy Vivid Pink
Original Owners : Steinmetz Group
Mounted? : Mounted as a Ring. Size 51 double claw setting
The Pink Star Diamond Certificate (GIA)
The largest Flawless of Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink (Naturally coloured) diamond GIA have ever graded to date. Accompanied by a separate monograph. The original diamond grading report dates back to February 2007.