Natural colored diamonds have always held a special fascination for me. They are extremely rare and also carry a price tag commensurate. Blue is the coolest color – the color of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight. A pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. What makes diamonds blue are very trace amounts of boron. In the latest news for blue diamonds, in December of 2011 a 4.8 carat piece of rough, uncut blue diamond, at the Cullinan mine in South Africa sold for more than $1.45 million which is more than $300,000 a carat.
The most expensive per-carat blue diamond ever sold is The “Bvlgari Blue,” a ring composed of a 10.95-carat triangular-cut, fancy vivid blue diamond, and a 9.87-carat triangular-cut diamond, sold at a Christie’s auction in October 2010. The ring had an estimate of over $12 million and brought in $15.7 million, making it the top jewel sold at auction in 2010. The ring was created by design house Bvlgari in 1972 and sold by a collector who had bought it as a gift for his wife after the birth of their first child.
The Sotheby’s blue diamond has 6.04 carats and it is mounted in a superb ring that was sold in a Hong Kong exhibition at the amazing price of $7.98 million.
For many of us the natural blue diamond is unattainable. Luckily there are heat treatments that permanently change the color of a white diamond to blue giving them a more approachable price point.
A subject to explore in another blog..in the meantime a girl can dream…sweetly!