Rio Tinto’s Argyle Violet Up For Auction

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Rio Tinto has discovered a rare 2.83-carat violet diamond known as the Argyle Violet at its Western Australian mine, the largest of its type from the operation, which could sell for more than $4 million. The oval shaped diamond will be the centerpiece of the 2016 Argyle Pink … [Read more...]

Largest Diamond Found in a Century May Fetch $70M

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The largest diamond found in a century may sell for more than $70 million at Sotheby’s. The 1109-carat rough “Lesedi La Rona” will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, and will first go on show at Sotheby’s New York on May 7. The diamond … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s to Auction 15.38ct Unique Pink

Sotheby’s to Auction 15.38 Carat Unique Pink

A rare, pear-shaped, vivid pink diamond known as the Unique Pink will go under the hammer in Geneva on May 17th, where auctioneers expect it to fetch $38 million. The “Unique Pink”, described by Sotheby's as “supremely rare and exceptional”, weighs 15.38 carats. “It is … [Read more...]

De Beers Millennium 4 diamond fetches $32m

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The De Beers Millennium 4 diamond, a 10.10-carat, oval, Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid blue diamond sold at action today for $32million at Sotheby's Hong Kong. It was part of the Millennium Jewels collection, unveiled by De Beers in 2000 to commemorate the … [Read more...]

14.6ct Oppenheimer Diamond Could Fetch $45m

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Christie's is set to auction off an ultra-rare 14.6-carat blue Oppenheimer Diamond that is expected to sell for between $35 million and $45 million. It was owned by Philip Oppenheimer, the late chairman of the De Beers diamond-marketing cartel. In the diamond world, blue … [Read more...]

122 carat blue diamond fetches $27Million at auction

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The 122 carat blue diamond rough found in June has been sold by Petra Diamonds after being discovered in its Cullinan mine for $27.6 million, far below the record price some were expecting. Although $27.6 million sund like a large sum it was actually far below the record price some were expecting. That price … [Read more...]

40.5ct Eye of Golconda Fails to Sell

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The Eye of Golconda, an impressive necklace built around two D-flawless diamonds that was predicted to fetch as much as $10 million at the Christie’s jewelry auction last week, did not sell, company officials said. The piece, the headline offering at the auction house’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale on May 27 … [Read more...]

13ct Winston Blue sells for $24million

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Christie’s Sets All-Time Auction Record as a 13 Carat Blue garners $24 Million. The sale of the 13.22 carat rock known simply as ‘The Blue’ came a day after Sotheby's sold a 100-carat flawless yellow diamond for $16.3 million -- with both sales including commission. The US jeweller Harry Winston bought the blue diamond … [Read more...]