news — May 26, 2016 at 7:00 am

In auction another killer blue

The lights on the Oppenheimer Blue, exceptional diamond sold for 57.7 million dollars, are still on, but another blue killer is coming. And it’s always Christie’s to lead the dance with the next auction of Magnificent Jewels in New York, June 9 (please, write down the date in your diary). This time the top piece is the Cullinan Diamond Dream, of 24.18 carats, the largest fancy intense blue diamond offered at auction. It was extracted from the Cullinan mine in South Africa, known as the Premier Mine. It is the largest stone of the four blue diamonds cut from the original rough diamond of 122.52 carats, discovered in 2014. It is the same mine where, in 1905, was found a crazy 3106.75 carat diamond, the Cullinan I, also known as the Star of Africa. It is the largest polished white diamond found out, and now rest secure in the Tower of London along with the jewels of the crown of England. The Cullinam blue that arrives at auction, is type IIB and is especially big. The most intense blue diamonds fancy weigh average less than 1 carat: 24.18 carats is therefore an exceptional size. The classification as Type IIb makes it even more rare: in this kind of diamonds missing a symmetrical crystalline form and represent less than half of 1 percent of all diamonds that are found in nature. How much does a diamond like that? The estimate ranges from 23 to 29 million dollars.
It will not be the only highlight of the auction. In the catalog there are also jewels of Bvlgari jewelry, Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Graff, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Federico Graglia

Il Cullinan Dream
Il Cullinan Dream
Mistero set con rubino e diamanti di Van Cleef & Arpels. Stima: 120-150mila dollari
Mistero set con rubino e diamanti di Van Cleef & Arpels. Stima: 120-150.000 dollari
Bracciale art deco di Cartier, con dimanti e acquamarine. Stima: 150-200.000 dollari
Bracciale art deco di Cartier, con dimanti e acquamarine. Stima: 150-200.000 dollari
Anello con diamante fancy yellow di Van Cleef & Arpels. Stima: 400-600.000 dollari
Anello con diamante fancy yellow di Van Cleef & Arpels. Stima: 400-600.000 dollari
Collana con dimanti bianchi e colorati. Stima: 350.000 dollari
Collana con dimanti bianchi e colorati. Stima: 350.000 dollari
Orecchini multigemma di Van Cleef & Arpels. Stima: 40-60000 dollari
Orecchini multigemma di Van Cleef & Arpels. Stima: 40-60000 dollari
Collana di diamanti di Bulgari. Stima: 80000-120000 dollari
Collana di diamanti di Bulgari. Stima: 80000-120000 dollari
Anello con diamanti e tormalina. Stima: 25-35.000 dollari
Anello con diamanti e tormalina. Stima: 25-35.000 dollari

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