A fancy intense blue diamond ring

A FANCY INTENSE BLUE DIAMOND RING
The oval-cut diamond, weighing 3.81 carats Sold for £2,322,500 ($792,450 per carat) 20 September 2016 Bonhams London "Outstanding results in Hong Kong reflect the accelerating flow of fine Chinese works towards new buyers in Asia"

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A fancy intense blue diamond ring

A FANCY INTENSE BLUE DIAMOND RING
The oval-cut diamond, weighing 3.81 carats Sold for £2,322,500 ($792,450 per carat) 20 September 2016 Bonhams London "Outstanding results in Hong Kong reflect the accelerating flow of fine Chinese works towards new buyers in Asia"

International Review

International Review

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Blue diamonds are extraordinarily rare and account for only 0.004% of all diamonds mined, it is this scarcity which has made them amongst the most sought after and desirable gemstones on the market. This particular diamond was part of a British private collection, and after laboratory analysis was categorized as a Fancy Intense Blue with no modifying or secondary color. Weighing 3.81 carats the stone was cut to maximize the depth and intensity of colour.

Bonhams has a strong track record of selling blue diamonds and holds price-per-carat world auction records for both a Fancy Deep blue diamond at $1.77m per carat, and a Fancy Greyish-Blue diamond at $730,000 per carat.

Jean Ghika
Director, Jewelry

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