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Blue Moon Diamond Dances Into Auction Wednesday

Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction is on Wednesday and the headlining stone is the stunning Blue Moon Diamond.   Here’s a look at that and four other amazing colour diamonds set to go under the hammer at Wednesday’s sale.

1.  The Blue Moon – An Exceptional Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring

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The cushion-shaped Blue Moon Diamond is the star of this auction with a pre-auction estimated sale of between $35.6 and $55.9 million (USD).   The Fancy Vivid blue stone measures in at a whopping 12.03 carats!

2.  Superb Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond Ring

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The focal point of this stunning ring is a pear-shaped Fancy Vivid purple-pink diamond weighing in at 8.24 carats.  The piece also features white diamond shoulders and is expected to sell for between $16.6 and $21.9 million.

3.  Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring

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The only yellow diamond on our list, this 22.43-carat Fancy Vivid yellow stone is sandwiched between two white diamonds weighing in at 4.09 and 4.13 carats respectively.   Pre-auction estimates have the piece selling for between $1.7 and $2.1 million.

4.  Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond Pendant

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This stunning pear-shaped diamond suspends a briolette Fancy orangy pink diamond weighing in at 15.20 carats.  When the hammer settles for this piece, it is expected to sell for between $1.2 and $2.4 million.

5.  Attractive Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring

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The lesser known blue diamond in the auction is a 3.17-carat Fancy Intense pear-shaped stone with a surround of pink-tinted brilliant-cut diamonds.  The estimated auction sale price is between $1.2 and $1.8 million.

 

A Possible Record-Breaking Diamond

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A 12.03-carat Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond could become a record-breaking stone come this November as it goes to auction by Sotheby’s.

The “Blue Moon Diamond”, named for its once-in-a-blue-moon kind of rarity is expected to sell for between $35 and $55 million at their Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva.

The original stone was recovered by Petra Diamonds at the Cullinan mine in South Africa in January 2014.

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In it’s original state, it weighed in at 29.62-carats and was quickly sold for $25.6 million to Cora International.   The New York-based firm then spent the next 6 months cutting and polishing the fabulous blue stone to its current form.

If the Blue Moon Diamond does end up selling for more than $32.6 million, it will break the record currently held by the 9.75-carat Zoe Diamond as the most expensive blue diamond ever sold.  If it sells for more than $46.2 million, it will set the record for the most expensive diamond of any kind sold at auction.