Talk about a stunning sell. The Pink Legacy, a rare and extremely large pink diamond has just been sold for a record-breaking $50 million at Christie’s auction house. Additionally, the proud owner of the 18.96-carat gem is US jeweler Harry Winston.
The gorgeous pink diamond was the star at Christie’s annual Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. Although the gem was expected to be sold at about $30 million, it broke records by going up to $50 million on Tuesday.
There’s nothing quite like the Pink Legacy.
The Pink Legacy is truly remarkable for its grading. It has been categorized as “Fancy Vivid”, the highest grade of color intensity. However, its sheer size at 18.96 carats makes it unique. Most Fancy Vivid Pink diamonds are usually less than 10 carats. Moreover, a pink diamond of such grading and size is said to be “virtually unheard of.”
Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s international head of jewelry, stated that the gem is truly one of a kind.
“You have to acknowledge first that the Pink Legacy diamond was a very special diamond. It is one of the best and finest examples of pink diamonds at this size and color and it proved it with a new world record price per carat.”
The gorgeous pink diamond has amazing clarity as well.
The latest owners of the Pink Legacy were not identified. However, it was once the property of Oppenheimer family, who are known for the De Beers diamond mining company.
According to Kadakia, the pink diamond will be getting a new name now that it belongs to Harry Winston. It will then be renamed the Winston Pink Legacy, a fitting title for an amazing gem.
Harry Winston has yet to release a statement about the record-breaking purchase. For now, we can only wonder who will be the first celebrity who will get to wear the Pink Legacy to an upcoming event.
Mom Speaks Out About Breastfeeding Her Nine-Year-Old Daughter
“We have such a close bond, and I’m convinced it’s because of breastfeeding her for so long.”
The topic of breastfeeding, for better or worse, remains a controversial one — especially when it comes to discussing how long it should go on. Most of the time, children had already stopped taking breastmilk from their mother at a very early age. However, that’s not always the case.
A mother from the United Kingdom revealed that her daughter reached the age of nine before she stopped breastfeeding her. Sharon Spink breastfed her daughter Charlotte for nine years and insisted that the act is purely normal and it even gave her and her child a special bond.
Dog Receives Life-Saving Kidney From Her Own Puppy
“This is Elsa’s chance to save her mom!”
Sometimes even doggos need a miracle. A dog was in dire need of an organ donation after her kidneys began to fail. Interestingly, one of the pooch's own puppy stepped up to save her mother's life.
Star has always had a difficult life. A few years ago, she was abandoned in a box with her 13 puppies in southern Missouri. Luckily, the pooch and her litter were rescued. Although only nine of Star's pups survived, they all found loving homes. Star herself was adopted by a St. Louis family after getting treatment for kidney failure.
Star is one truly lucky dog.
Cambodian Boy Impresses Tourists By Speaking 10 Languages Fluently
Check out this amazing little genius!
How many languages can you confidently speak? A Cambodian boy is impressing tourists with his mastery of several different languages. The little vendor is fluent in 10 different languages including French, Japanese, and Spanish. Not surprisingly, the video of the tiny linguist has gone viral - plus it resulted in an amazing sponsorship by Red Cross.
A Malaysian traveler named Venus came across the Cambodian boy during a trip to Siem Reap. The little vendor was selling souvenirs and had approached the tourist while speaking Cantonese. However, it wasn't the only language he spoke. The tiny merchant began proving that he could communicate with visitors from almost any country.
Venus was impressed by how quickly the boy could switch between languages.