Blue Diamond Breaks Record at Sotheby’s New York
A spectacular Fancy Vivid Blue Pear Cut VVS2 diamond, mounted in platinum, weighing in at 9.75 carats just sold for more than any other blue diamond at Sotheby’s at $32.6 million. In fact, the sale price exceeded the previous blue diamond record in 2008, that of the Wittelsbach Diamond, which sold for $24.3million and weighed more at 30 carats.
The bidding took 15 minutes with tough competition amongst six bidders. It eventually went to a gentleman based in Hong Kong, who has renamed the stone “The Zoe Diamond”.