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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Largest Faceted Sapphire Up For Sale

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The Guinness-certified world’s largest sapphire, weighing in at 31,308 cts is up for sale. The Ophir Collection of rare gemstones includes the Ophir Sapphire, which, at 31,308 carats, holds the distinction of being the world’s largest faceted sapphire. The collection consists of some 40 gemstones, the majority of which, … [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...]