The Premier Blue

wealthymattersThe Premier Blue is the largest round fancy vivid blue diamond to have been graded by the Gemological Institute of America, said Sotheby’s. It was sourced from the Premier (formerly known as Cullinan) mine near Pretoria, South Africa, the world’s main provider of blue diamonds.It is a brilliant-cut internally flawless stone, weighing 7.59 carats.

The pigmentation of blue diamonds is caused by the presence of boron atoms. The higher the concentration of that element, the deeper the color.“Fancy Vivid” is the grade with the highest saturation of color,

Colored stones, which account for about 0.01 percent of mined diamonds, dominate the top end of the jewelry market. Their scarcity and aesthetic appeal have triggered record auction prices in recent years, led by the 45.4 million Swiss francs ($45.6 million) paid by the London-based jeweler Graff for a 24.78-carat “Fancy Intense Pink” at Sotheby’s, Geneva, in November 2010. Read more of this post

$1.8 Million Per Carat

Graff Diamonds of New Bond Street, purchased a blue 5.3o carat fancy diamond at an auction by Bonhams in London for $9.5 million.The price per carat was is a record $1.8 million.

The stone is set in a ring made by BVLGARI  in 1965.

The World’s Most Expensive Watches

201-carat Chopard
Price: $25 million

At the center are a 15 carat pink diamond, a 12 carat blue diamond and a 11 carat white diamond.They are surrounded by 163 carats of white and yellow diamonds. Read more of this post

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