An enormous diamond known as the Pink Star has sold for more than 83 million US dollars (£52 million) at an auction in Switzerland, far surpassing its expected price.
Prior to the sale to the successful bidder, representing an anonymous buyer, the diamond was estimated to fetch more than 60 million US dollars (£37.6 million).
The sale came a day after the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for 35.5 million US dollars (£22.3 million) at a Christie's auction.
The auctions at Geneva's lakeside hotels draw well-heeled buyers from around the world seeking expensive jewels, artwork, wine and watches.
The exact sale price of the Pink Star was 76.325 million Swiss francs (£52.076 million).