A pink diamond 8.41ct will go on sale on October 7, 2014 at the auction at Sotheby's in Hong Kong.
It is a pear-shaped diamond of the highest purity and intense pink. 8.41ct pink diamond.
It is appraised by the Gemmological Institute of America "fancy vivid purple-pink".
It was cut in New York from a rough diamond 19.54ct from a mine De Beers.
The previous record price for a pink diamond was for Pink Graaf, a stone 24.76ct "fancy intense pink diamond", bought by Lawrence Graaf at auction at Sotheby's in November 2010 in Geneva. This pink diamond had reached $ 46.2 million, or $ 1.86 million per carat.
The current record price per carat for a pink diamond is held by a diamond 5 carats sold in Hong Kong in January 2009 for $ 10.8 million or 2.15 million dollars per carat.