Wednesday 18 May 2016

‘Oppenheimer Blue’ brings $57.6 million at Christie's

The 14.62 carat Oppenheimer Blue sold Wednesday for more than 56.8 million Swiss francs ($57.6 million) including fees, crushing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction. The exceptional emerald cut diamond is classified as Vivid Blue and is one of the rarest gems in the world. In a GIA study of 462 blue diamonds, only 1 percent were Fancy Vivid.

The estimate was $38 to $45 million and the final sales price far exceeded the “Blue Moon of Josephine,” a 12.03-carat cushion-shaped Fancy Internally Flawless Vivid blue diamond that set a world auction record of $48.4 million in November.

De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, It made $ 31.8m in April.

Blue Moon of Josephine
A pair of fancy intense blue rectangular-cut diamonds weighing 3.02 and 2.50 carats is expected to bring $3.7 to 5.7m ($4,874,998)
The Oriental Sunrise. A unique and rare pair of diamonds. 12.20 and 11.96 carats fancy vivid orange-yellow oval-cut diamond earrings.

They are estimated at $9,759,910 to $12,842,000. ($11,646,910)
A pink Golconda diamond, weighing approximately 11.49 carats is expected to bring $1.1m to 1.7m $ 1.825m

A 128.10 carat inscribed Mughal Spinel Bead Pendant. Estimated $205,405 to $308,108. $423,245
A 25.94 carats D-color pear-shaped Type IIa diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Est $2,567,568 - $3,081,081. ($2,981,158)

An unique gem set “Tutti-Frutti Inde Mystérieuse” bracelet, by Cartier. Est $564,865 - $667,568 ($890,556)