“It is rare for it to be over 15 carats. Its color is bright blue. And he is internally flawless. And one of its most distinctive and rare qualities is polishing.
The largest and most valuable bright blue diamond was sold for $ 57.5 million at an auction in Hong Kong, organized by the Sotheby’s auction house, CBS reported.
The identity of the buyer is not reported.
De Beers’ blue diamond, which is over 15 carats, was mined in 2021 at the Cullinan mine in the Republic of South Africa, one of the few sources in the world of extremely rare stones of this color. Its initial estimate was $ 48 million.
He received the highest possible color diamond rating from the American Institute of Gemology, which has so far been given to less than 1 percent of blue diamonds.
Sotheby’s Senior Vice President Frank Everett, who is also the sales director for jewelry, said the stone is remarkable in many ways.
“It is rare for it to be over 15 carats. Its color is bright blue. And he is internally flawless. And one of its most distinctive and rare qualities is polishing, “he said.
The South African Cullinan mine is known for the discovery of the world’s largest diamond. The Cullinan stone is 3106 carats and was found in 1905.