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.
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.
[ Via : Jamaicaobserver]