news — April 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s a flop the blue diamond of Shirley Temple

The Shirley Temple charm (see: was not enough: the Blue Diamond on ring which was the highlight of Sotheby’s auction in New York, it was not awarded. The blue diamond, very rare, is mounted on a platinum ring that belonged to actress Shirley Temple, he did not complete the sale. The auction house, which had estimated to raise between 25 and 35 million dollars, has broken the selling when the offer of $ 22 million was the last upward. So the most expensive piece of the auction turned out a pink diamond of 12.45 carats sold for $ 4.5 million. So that someone has already asked if the great fashion of fancy diamonds is over. The audit will be May 18 in Geneva, when he goes up for auction, but this time at Christie’s, the Blu Oppenheimer (, Diamond of 14.62 carats. Sotheby’s, by contrast, focuses on another pink diamond of 15.38 carats, which will be offered at auction on 17, again in the Swiss city ( The value is estimated at between 28 and the $ 38 million: it will be the test if trend of fancy diamonds is over or not. Federico Graglia

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