19 carat Pink Legacy sets a world record at a Christie’s auction

Renowned jeweller Harry Winston purchased the exceptional pink diamond for more than $50 million USD.

The rectangular cut, 18.96 carat, fancy vivid pink diamond sold for $50.4 million at the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva.

The diamond previously owned by the Oppenheimer family of South Africa had a presale estimate of $30 million to $50 million. The new owners have renamed the stone the Winston Pink Legacy.

“This exceptional diamond captured the imagination of international collectors across the globe, with over 30,000 people visiting Christie’s sale previews to see this remarkable stone,” said Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s international head of jewelry. “It has taken its rightful place among the world’s greatest diamonds.”

Magnificent Jewels auction sold 86% of lots grossing a total of $110.2 million USD.