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...]

Shirley Temple Diamond up for Auction at Sotheby’s

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AUCTION UPDATE 04/20: The Shirley Temple diamond once belonging to “America’s Little Darling” will be up for auction next month. The cushion-cut blue diamond remained in Temple’s jewelrycollection until her death in 2014 and will be offered in … [Read more...]