The £50 million rock

Anonymous bidder puts a ring on it

You’ve seen the heavyweight diamond sparklers touted by stars including Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, but pit them against this rock, and even they begin to lose their lustre.

Weighing in at 59.60 carats, this flawless pink diamond, known as the ‘pink star’, sold for a world record price of £51.82 million at Sotheby's auction house yesterday.

The identity of the buyer, however, remains shrouded in mystery – it was snapped up by an unnamed Geneva-based man, for his anonymous associate. This morning, ELLE is wondering who this eligible bachelor could be – Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston or Ryan Gosling, perhaps? We like to dream big.


The precious stone, which was mounted on a ring, was sold at the famous auction house's semi-annual jewellery sale.

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