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Coloured diamonds set to bust records at Geneva auctions

IN THE PINK: If "In the Pink", owned by an American family for the past 15 years, matches the per carat record for a pink diamond set in 2009, it could fetch more than US$32 million.

BLUE MOON: The flawless stone, discovered in South Africa last year, is the largest cushion-shaped stone in its category ever to appear at auction, and is expected to go for US$35 million to US$55 million.


HUGE blue and pink diamonds, the star attractions at major jewel auctions in Geneva in the coming days, are expected to fetch tens of millions of dollars and possibly set new world records.

The anticipated sales prices for the two stones are part of a trend that has seen the...

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