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A rare blue diamond believed to be the largest of its type ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America failed to sparkle at a Sotheby's Hong Kong auction.

Dubbed "The Premier Blue", the rare 7.59-carat round, brilliant-cut, vivid blue diamond remained unsold at the Wan Chai sale last night.

The bids put in by jewellery lovers failed to reach the pre-sale estimate of US$19 million, the auction house said.

The highest bid for the stone was US$16.12 million.

What stole the limelight instead was an unmounted, oval, brilliant-cut diamond weighing 118.28 carats. It sold for US$30.6 million - a world record for any white diamond to go under the hammer, beating the pre-sale estimate of US$28 million

Michael  It was said this diamond was found in South Africa have you been walking your dog on the beach again.





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Re: White diamond sells at Sotheby's Hong Kong for record US$30.6 million
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 04:11:55 PM »
Mmmh! If I had found that stone, I would not be posting online about it.... more than likely travelling the world to meet some of you lot in person....

Still would be curious to know if which mine could claim the fame?
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Re: White diamond sells at Sotheby's Hong Kong for record US$30.6 million
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 05:36:30 PM »
I wonder , was that the one found at Cullinan - a year or so ago ?

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Re: White diamond sells at Sotheby's Hong Kong for record US$30.6 million
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 08:06:14 PM »
Cullinan produced a few big stones in her time, now owned by Petra diamonds and still producing, wonder if DeBeers did the right thing offloading her....
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Re: White diamond sells at Sotheby's Hong Kong for record US$30.6 million
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 02:34:06 PM »
Some of these guys in town must be drooling>>>>>>>
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Re: White diamond sells at Sotheby's Hong Kong for record US$30.6 million
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 05:09:27 PM »
maybe - still  sleeping partners ?? sir Harry and Petra

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Re: White diamond sells at Sotheby's Hong Kong for record US$30.6 million
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 05:39:05 PM »
Nope, the BMW partners......
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