|The 10.10 carat vivid blue diamond "De Beers Millennium Jewel 4" set the record for the most expensive piece of jewellery sold at auction in Asia at the April 5 sale in Hong Kong. It made $ 31.8m, at the lower end of it's $30 million to $35 million estimate. It was described by the auction house as the largest oval blue diamond ever to appear at auction and "internally flawless".|
|The diamond came from South Africa's Cullinan Mine and was one of 12 displayed at London's Millennium Dome to mark the year 2000. "There are no more than a dozen or so blue diamonds of fancy vivid colour and over 10 carats in the world, so they are very, very rare," Quek Chin Yeow told AFP.|
The sale comes five months after the 12.03-carat "Blue Moon of Josephine" was bought for a record $48 million in Geneva.