‘Pink Legacy’ diamond sold for record $50 million
15 November 2018 | 12:15 pm
The "Pink Legacy", a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetches a record $50 million, purchased by U.S.-based luxury jeweler Harry Winston. Michelle Hennessy reports.
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