"Diamonds are a girl's best friend" and it's easy to see why. Diamonds last forever and they are absolutely stunning. But where do they come from? Diamonds crystallize when they are under extremely high pressures and are thus formed deep within Earth, usually more than 150km. Of course, when people dig for diamonds they don't have to dig hundreds of km. According to the American Museum of Natural History, the movements of the Earth's tectonic plates allows diamonds to move closer to the Earth's surface where people can then find them.
Due to the rarity of diamonds, and their high demand, they can be quite expensive, none more so than the following you are about to see.
1 The Pink Star - $72 Million
The 59.60-carat Pink Star diamond was purchased at Sotheby's November 2014 auction in Geneva for $83.02 million, by Isaac Wolf, a New York-based diamond cutter. He had outbid three rivals in order to secure the diamond. However, it turns out Wolf was unable to pay for the diamond. Sotheby's thus bought back the pink gem. Sotheby has recorded the diamond's value at about $72 million. According to CNBC, Patrick McClymont, Sotheby's CFO stated "we are quite comfortable with our evaluation, and see real value in owning the diamond at this price".
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