The Pink Star diamond is the largest known diamond in the world rated vivid pink. It was mined by De Beers in 1999 and weighed a whopping 133.5 carats in the rough. In November of 2013, the diamond was auctioned by Sotheby’s for a record $83 million, making it the most precious gem on the earth.
As valuable as the Pink Star diamond is, it doesn’t compare in worth to the spiritual gem Peter is going to talk about in today’s text. In 2 Peter 1:1 he calls that gem “our precious faith.” Why does he call the gem “our precious faith?” Because, as Peter is going to explain to us in this first chapter, our faith in Jesus Christ the most valuable thing we possess in this world.