White diamond fetches record $34m at HK auction
HONG KONG (AP) - A white diamond the size of a small egg has sold for US$27.3 million (S$34 million) dollars at a Hong Kong auction.
A phone bidder bought the 118 carat rock from Africa at the Monday night sale.
The price edged out the previous price record for a white diamond of US$26.7 million set at Christie's in Geneva in May.
The auction's other highlight was a 7.6 carat vivid blue diamond that fetched HK$125 million ($16.1 million).