Monday, November 24, 2014

9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond brings $32.6m

A 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon sold for more than $32.6 million at Sotheby’s New York.

The diamond set a world auction record for a blue diamond and at more than $3.3 million per carat, it also set a new world auction record price-per-carat for any diamond.
"The pear-shaped diamond was sought after by seven bidders who competed for 20 minutes for the gem, Sotheby’s said. It ultimately sold to a Hong Kong collector who named it “The Zoe Diamond.”

The previous auction record for any blue diamond was $24.3 million, set by the Wittelsbach Diamond in December 2008. The previous per-carat auction record for any diamond was $2.4 million, set by a 14.82 carat fancy vivid orange diamond in November 2013.


See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/02/blue-diamonds.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/10/orange-diamonds.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/06/gemstone-auction-records.html