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A ring with a South African pink diamond, given the second-highest rating of potentially flawless and the size of a chickpea will be the smallest and most-expensive item offered at a Hong Kong auction and is expected to bring in as much as HK$55 million said Christie’s International.

Meanwhile in Africa…

A child dies every three seconds from AIDS and extreme poverty, often before their fifth birthday.

More than one billion people do not have access to clean water.

Every year six million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday.

More than 50 percent of Africans suffer from water-related diseases such as cholera and infant diarrhea.