Introduction & History of the Stone
The Steinmetz Pink is probably the finest pink diamond in the world presently. As a result of this exceptional rarity, the Steinmetz Group took a cautious 20 months to cut the diamond. A team of eight people worked on shaping and cutting the gem from the 100-carat rough stone this resulted in the gem’s unique facet pattern an oval mixed cut with a step-cut crown and a brilliant cut pavilion.
In the summer of 2003 the stone was displayed as part of the Smithsonian’s “The Splendor of Diamonds” exhibit, alongside the De Beers Millennium Star, the Heart of Eternity Diamond, and the Moussaieff Red Diamond.
Characteristics of the Stone
The Steinmetz Pink is a weighs 59.60 carats (11.92 g), rated in color as Fancy Vivid Pink by the Gemological Institute of America. The Steinmetz Pink is the largest known diamond having been rated Vivid Pink. It was discovered in southern Africa has been graded as Internally Flawless, an extremely rare and coveted clarity grade. It was unveiled in Monaco on May 29, 2003, in a public ceremony, the current owner of this diamond is the Steinmetz group and the estimated value is $ 25 million.