Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Largest Ever Fancy Vivid Green Diamond brings $16.8 Million

The 'Aurora Green' is 5.03 carats, Fancy Vivid Green, one of the rarest colour grading for a diamond and the largest of its kind ever to be offered at auction brought $ 16.8m or $3.3m per carat.at Christie's auction, Hong Kong on May 31, 2016.

Green and red diamonds are by far the rarest body colors. The appearance of green in a diamond is caused by millions of years of exposure to a source of natural irradiation in the earth, either among uranium compounds or percolating ground water, which changes its specific absorption of light.
The most famous of all green diamonds is the legendary ‘Dresden Green’, a modified pear-shaped bluish apple-green diamond of 41.10 carats. The “Dresden Green” probably originated in the diamond mines of the Golconda district in India and first appeared in the historical record in 1722.

The Ocean Dream Diamond is a 5.51-carat, fancy deep blue-green, shield-shaped diamond. The Ocean Dream is the first and one of the very few natural diamonds known to the GIA to possess a blue-green hue. It sold for $8.6 million ($1.5 million per carat) in 2015.

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