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‘Pink Star’ diamond fetches record $71.2 mn in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: A giant diamond named the "Pink Star" broke the world record for a gemstone sold at auction when it fetched $71.2 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday. The 59.60-carat "Pink Star" is the largest in its class ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America. "Sotheby's Hong Kong is very proud to have this record," its Asia chairman Patti Wong told AFP, adding this was a new world auction record for any type of jewel. Sotheby's worldwide chairman for international jewellery David Bennet, who presided over the…