Pink Star, richest diamond for auction in Geneva.

Le Pink Star, la pierre la plus précieuse du monde

Le Pink Star pourrait devenir l’un des diamants les plus chers de l’histoire. © Reuters – Ruben Sprich

La maison Sotheby’s va mettre aux enchères le 13 novembre prochain un petit diamant rose qui pourrait devenir la pierre la plus chère de l’histoire. David Bellet, président de Sotheby’s Suisse, qui a présenté le Pink Star au public mercredi, ne tarit pas d’éloges sur le bijou.

Il mesure 2,69 cm sur 2,06 cm, a une épaisseur de 1,36 cm, pèse 11,92 grammes et pourrait coûter plus de 60 millions de dollars. Il“, c’est le Pink Star, un diamant rose de 59,6 carats que la maison d’enchères Sotheby’s vendra le 13 novembre prochain, à Genève.

The house of Sotheby will put on display for bids on 13 Nov next a small pink diamond that could become the costliest stone in history. The president of Swiss Sotheby’s who presented the Pink Star to the public today, Wed, didn’t stint in his praise of the jewel.

It measures 2.96 x 2.06 x 1.36 cms (épaisseur = thickness), weighs 11.93 grms and could fetch $60M. “It” is the Pink Star, a pink diamond of 59.9 carats that the house of Sotheby’s  will accept bids for sale on 13 Nov next in Geneva.

About bill

Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.
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