Fetching upto $55 million, the flawless Blue Moon Diamond may be the world’s most expensive gemstone yet!


The Sotheby’s auction in Geneva in November may garner some serious attention. Why, you may ask? A natural blue diamond discovered in South Africa, will be presented for auction and is rumoured to fetch up to $55 million, earning it the label of the world’s most pricey gemstone. The 12.03 carat Blue Moon Diamond – titled so based on its shade and rarity – is the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction.

As a rough, uncut diamond of almost 30 carats, it was bought for $25.6million by diamond company Cora International, when discovered in 2014. Understandably, the firm spent almost half a year cutting and polishing the exquisite gem. The intricate process was fraught with difficulty as a single mistake could have shattered the gemstone.

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Before debuting in Geneva, the Blue Moon Diamond will be on display in the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby’s international jewellery division, said: ‘The Blue Moon diamond is a simply sensational stone of perfect colour and purity.

Need I say more? Ladies, we suggest glancing at your Swiss account for a spare $55 million.

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