Annenberg Diamond Sells for $7.7 Million at Auction



The Annenberg Diamond, a 32.01-carat emerald-cut diamond, sold for $7.7 million to an anonymous buyer at a Christie’s auction held Wednesday, October 21st.

The diamond went for a world record price of $240,000 per ct. for a colorless diamond.

According to the AP, the diamond was donated by billionaire philanthropist Leonore Annenberg’s estate.  Annenberg had purchased it for her 90th birthday.

Sales from the entire auction totaled $46,513,050 million.