The 'Oppenheimer Blue' sets a new world record for any jewel sold at auction. The magnificent 14.62ct Vivid Blue Diamond was sold for CHF 56,837,000 (US$57,541,779, including Buyer's premium) on 18th May, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva. To watch the complete video of the sale of this legendary diamond click here or visit https://youtu.be/7YG_ycKonFg.
The Sotheby's sale a day earlier sets a new world record for any Jewellery auction selling CHF171m ($USD 175.1m).
The Unique Pink, A Superb Pear-Shaped Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ring weighing15.38 carats, VVS2 clarity, Type IIa is the largest pear-shaped vivid pink diamond ever to come to auction. The Unique Pink fetched CHF30,826,000 (US$ 31,561,200 / HK$ 244,983,312. Estimated: CHF26,900,000-36,500,000) or US$ 2,052,094 per carat.
Another important diamond was Lot 494, A Superb Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring, 7.32 carats, Internally Flawless. The blue diamond was sold for US$2,337,791 per carat, reaching a total of CHF16,714,000 (US$ 17,112,629 / HK$ 132,831,087. Estimated: CHF14,400,000-24,000,000).