Every year, an unconscionable amount of money exchanges hands at auction houses as rare jewels and watches go under the hammer. From lavish charity sales in Geneva to jaw-dropping diamond bids in Hong Kong, the last decade has seen buyers shatter auction records to the tune of millions.
Most expensive diamond: CTF Pink Star (US$71.2 million)
In 2017, Chow Tai Fook purchased the Pink Star, an oval, 59.60-carat, fancy vivid pink diamond which Sotheby’s said was “a new record for any work ever sold in Asia”. It was renamed CTF Pink Star to honour the CTF chairman’s late father.
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