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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dazzling Price for a Rare Blue Diamond Ring

Though blue diamonds take the second place in the list of most rare diamonds after pink ones, they are quite expensive being sold for record prices at auctions. This year flawless sky-blue diamond was featured at Sotheby's Hong Kong, where it was expected to take between $4.6 million and $5.8 million.

Actually, the sale price fell short of expectations. It was higher than intended! The ring went for unbelievable $6.4 million on April 7. This diamond — fancy vivid blue — was the first diamond from De Beers millennium collection that entered the auction. The full collection of most rare diamonds were presented by De Beers in 2000 for celebration of a new millennium. Each gem was laser-inscribed and this blue got its inscription either. “De Beers Millennium Jewel 11” denotes this gem is one of the best in the world. Real diamond lovers known that fancy vivid is the highest color rating for diamonds and there are only few diamonds in the world graded as fancy vivid.

Speaking about De Beers collection, there were 9! blue diamonds rated as fancy vivid and this one was among of them. Pear-shaped sky blue gem is surrounded by two smaller white diamonds and set in a platinum ring.

This blue diamond came from Premier Diamond Mine of Transvaal, South Africa. Actually, most of blue diamonds are mined here, but on average only one blue diamond among all of those mined for the whole year appears to be a real jewel.

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