Martian Pink’ is the largest pink diamond ever to come up for auction and fetched $17.4 million at auction in Hong Kong on 29 May 2012. The estimate price was $8,400,000 – $12,000,000, so the price realized was double.
„It was a short 10-minute bidding war” said Vickie Sek of Christie’s Asia
Set with a brilliant-cut fancy intense pink weighing 12.04 carats, mounted in 18k gold, ring size 7
Accompanied by report no. 1132447626 dated 19 May 2011 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 12.04 carat diamond is fancy intense pink, natural colour, VS1 clarity
Also accompanied by a supplemental letter from the Gemological Institute of America stating the 12.04 carat diamond has been determined to be type IIa, pure, with virtually no nitrogen in its crystal structure