These 8 Blue Diamonds Worth $70m+ And Will Go Up For Auction
New York - If you like blue diamonds, you will love the next auction season. Sotheby's has said that it will sell these 8 blue diamonds worth $70m+ and will go up for auction this year and in the spring.
"The De Beers Exceptional Blue Collection" is being sold at auction for the first time. The diamond company found and put together the pieces.
The group is made up of eight blue diamonds with different shapes and sizes. The largest is 1.22 carats and the smallest is 11.29 carats. Together, the eight diamonds weigh 32.09 carats.
Three of the diamonds will be sold this year. The 5.53-carat stone will be a highlight of Sotheby's Magnificent and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva on Nov. 9, and the 3.24-carat diamond and the 2.08-carat diamond will be sold in New York on Dec. 7.
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- 11.29-carat step-cut fancy vivid blue (estimated to be worth $28 million to $50 million)
- 5.53-carat cushion brilliant-cut fancy vivid blue (estimated to be worth $11 million to $15 million)
- Step-cut fancy intense blue, 4.13 carats (estimated at $2.5 million to $3.5 million)
- 3.24-carat cushion brilliant-cut internally flawless fancy vivid blue (estimated at $5 million to $8 million)
- A 3.10-carat cushion brilliant-cut fancy vivid blue diamond, which is thought to be worth $4.5 million to $5 million.
- 2.08-carat cushion-cut fancy intense blue (estimated to be worth $1.2 million to $1.5 million)
- 1.50-carat round brilliant-cut fancy intense blue, valued between $750,000 and $1,000,000
- Oval brilliant-cut fancy intense blue, 1.22 carats (estimated value of $600,000 to $800,000)
In November 2020, De Beers and Diacore paid a total of $40.36 million for five rough blue diamonds from the Cullinan mine that weighed a total of 85.62 carats.
Diacore worked on the five rough stones for almost two years to cut and polish them into the eight blue diamonds that Sotheby's is now showing.