Auctions are not only the places where you can see and buy one-of-a-kind thing or enjoy bidding, this is also where the records are broken. Again colored diamonds are in price and the deep blue briolette diamond seems to be more appealing to the customers than any other gem. What to know its pricetag? Go on reading.
The sale of a 10.48-carat, flawless, fancy deep blue briolette diamond sold at Sotheby’s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels, created a new record for a deep blue diamond and for a briolette diamond at an auction, reports say. The diamond was sold for $10,860,146, or $1.04 million per carat, reports add.
The blue diamond is characterized as being ‘unsullied by secondary colors’ and in terms of polish and symmetry. It has achieved the highest possible grade by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the auction house noted.
The auction generated revenues worth a total of $81,092,327. Sotheby’s regarded it as one of the ‘finest offering of colored stones in 20 years’ which included sapphires, rubies and emeralds of outstanding quality. The blue diamond and a pair of noble ruby earrings attracted intense bidding from several continents.
Other top lots included a pair of cushion-shaped, 11.46-carat and 11.64-carat Burmese rubies pendent ear clips which realized $3.52 million; while a conch pearl, enamel and diamond bracelet by Cartier sold for $3.46 million and a 39-carat, step-cut Burmese sapphire and diamond ring sold for $2.9 million.
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