Sunday, May 18, 2014

Winston Blue brings $ 23.8m

At 13.22 carats it is the largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world, and on May 14 it was sold to Harry Winston who promptly named it.
The largest fancy vivid blue-green diamond in the world to come to auction. Known as “The Ocean Dream,” the 5.50-carat gem sold for $ 8.6m. (est $7.5 to $9.5) “The combination of its size, natural origin, hue, and saturated color makes it an extremely unusual occurrence,” Christie’s said in a statement.

A rare 21.41-carat cushion-shaped alexandrite with no indications of treatment and a distinct color-change from green to purple had an estimate of $500,000 to $700,000. It achieved a record price of $ 1.3m.
Other diamonds include a 76.51-carat light pink cut-corned diamond set as necklace centerpiece by diamond dealer Lev Leviev with an estimate of $7 to $10 million. It sold for $ 10m.

The Cartier Devant de Corsage Brooch realized a staggering $17.5 million, a 660-percent increase having first sold for $2.65 million at Christie’s Geneva back in 1991.

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