news — March 16, 2016 at 11:57 am

A blue diamond for 35 million

Do you love blue diamonds? You have in the bank account at least 35 million dollars? Yup? Well, so you can participate, April 5, an auction in Hong Kong. For sale, by Sotheby’s, there is the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4. Auctioned at Magnificent Jewels, which also includes jewelry jade, stands out this fancy blue internally flawless, of 10.10 carats, among the largest ever proposed in auction. The diamond has a weight of slightly more than 10 carats, about the size of a large almond. It is the only stone oval between the dozen rare diamonds in the collection De Beers Millennium Jewels, each of which was purchased from the famous Cullinan mine in South Africa. The gem was part of a private collection shortly after its public introduction in 2000. Its value is estimated at between 30 million and 35 million dollars. The Diamond also has an adventurous history: together with 11 other rare stones of the collection had been put in the crosshairs by a gang of robbers who wanted to steal it in November 2000 with a raid on the River Thames, in London. But the shot was then foiled by police. Federico Graglia

Il De Beers Millennium Jewel 4
Il De Beers Millennium Jewel 4

Le dimensioni del diamante blu: 10,10 carati
Il peso del diamante blu: 10,10 carati
Il diamante blu su sfondo scuro
Il diamante blu su sfondo scuro
Anello con diamante blu
Anello con diamante blu
Il diamante blu è montato su un anello con altri diamanti bianchi
Il diamante blu è montato su un anello con altri diamanti bianchi

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