Largest briolette diamond in the world sold by Christies and named The Star of China

Star of China briolette diamond sells at Christie's Hong Kong for record breaking price of $11m confirming the importance of China for fine jewellery auction


On 18 June 2013 Christie's announced that it has achieved yet another record price for a diamond. Christie's Hong Kong sold the world's largest and most perfect briolette cut diamond weighing 75.36 carats for US$11,151,245 or $148,000 per carat, making it the highest price ever paid for a briolette-cut diamond. 

The D colour, Type IIA diamond was bought by Ms. Tiffany Chen, vice Chairman of China Star Entertainment Limited. She proudly wore her new diamond set into a necklace and has already named it 'The Star of China' for her company. It is the first time in recent history that an important record-breaking diamond has been named for China. 

The "Star of China" joins other recent Christie's auction records following the The Princie Diamond that achieved the highest price paid for a pink diamond and the The Winston Legacy Diamond, the largest white diamond to ever come to auction. Read more here and here


We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on your website at cookies policy.