Explore Blue Diamonds, November 2015, and more!

'THE BLUE MOON'. Now 'THE BLUE MOON OF JOSEPHINE'. An exceptional Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring. The cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 12.03 carats, mounted as a ring, size 471/2. Estimate 34,083,378 - 53,516,883 USD // LOT SOLD 48,468,158 USD. GIA / Fancy Vivid Blue, Natural Colour, Internally Flawless. Type IIb diamond. Unearthed from the Cullinan mine in January 2014 as a 29.62 carat rough crystal [S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS AND NOBLE JEWELS - 11 NOVEMBER 2015 - GENEVA] #Vivid

'THE BLUE MOON'. Now 'THE BLUE MOON OF JOSEPHINE'. An exceptional Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring. The cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 12.03 carats, mounted as a ring, size 471/2. Estimate 34,083,378 - 53,516,883 USD // LOT SOLD 48,468,158 USD. GIA / Fancy Vivid Blue, Natural Colour, Internally Flawless. Type IIb diamond. Unearthed from the Cullinan mine in January 2014 as a 29.62 carat rough crystal [S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS AND NOBLE JEWELS - 11 NOVEMBER 2015 - GENEVA] #Vivid

Magnificent Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring, weighing 7.32 carats; internally flawless.  | Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels | Sotheby's

Superb fancy vivid blue diamond ring Set with a pear-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond of exceptional colour weighing carats, size illustrated unmounted.

Blue diamonds are among the rarest gems in the world.

Rare 12-Carat 'Blue Moon' Diamond To Be Unveiled At L.A. Natural History Museum

One of the world’s rarest gems, the Blue Moon Diamond, will be on exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from September 13 through January

9. A 70.33-carat Cushion Brilliant-Cut Diamond – $14,201,234  Sotheby’s Geneva – May 13, 2014  The 70.33-carat cushion brilliant-cut diamond is D color, Flawless, Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Sotheby's) The 70.33-carat cushion brilliant-cut diamond is D color, Flawless, Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

The cushion brilliant-cut diamond is D color, Flawless, Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Sotheby's)

Superb fancy light pink diamond ring, Harry Winston, circa 1970 - Set with a step-cut fancy light pink diamond weighing carats, between tapered baguette diamond shoulders,

Impressive diamond ring Set with a cushion brilliant-cut diamond weighing 31.35 carats.

Impressive diamond ring Set with a cushion brilliant-cut diamond weighing 31.35 carats.

TOP 6 record-breaking diamonds for 2015 - the 12.03ct Blue Moon diamond went under the hammer at @sothebysauction Geneva, selling to billionaire Joseph Lau for a world record-breaking $48.5 million, making it the most expensive blue diamond in the world. #bluediamond #diamonds #recordbreaking #luxury #jewelry #sothebys #auction #beautiful #blue

The record-breaking diamonds of 2015

“The Historic Pink” diamond. Sold for $15,903,422 at Sotheby’s, this stone is believed to have been part of the collection of Princess Mathilde de Bonaparte, Napoleon I’s niece; part of the murky provenance presumably has to do with the fact that it was kept in a bank vault since the 1940s.

The Stories Behind the Biggest Jewelry Sales of 2015

Sotheby’s May 12 Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction in Geneva featured two rare gemstones, the carat Historic Pink Diamond and the carat Sunrise Ruby.

A MAGNIFICENT 8.26 CARAT FANCY INTENSE BLUE DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING. Set with a pear-shaped fancy intense blue Type IIb diamond weighing 8.26 carats, flanked on either side by pear-shaped diamonds weighing 0.90 (D/VS1) and 0.98 carats (D/SI1), mounted in platinum. Estimate Upon Request // SOLD PRICE USD 15,406,080. GIA / Natural Fancy Intense Blue color, VS2 clarity, with excellent polish [POLY AUCTION HK - Magnificent Jewels - 2 OCT. 2017] #POLYAuction #FancyIntenseBlue #Diamond #IIbType

A MAGNIFICENT 8.26 CARAT FANCY INTENSE BLUE DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING. Set with a pear-shaped fancy intense blue Type IIb diamond weighing 8.26 carats, flanked on either side by pear-shaped diamonds weighing 0.90 (D/VS1) and 0.98 carats (D/SI1), mounted in platinum. Estimate Upon Request // SOLD PRICE USD 15,406,080. GIA / Natural Fancy Intense Blue color, VS2 clarity, with excellent polish [POLY AUCTION HK - Magnificent Jewels - 2 OCT. 2017] #POLYAuction #FancyIntenseBlue #Diamond #IIbType

The Wittelsbach-Graff diamond

THE WITTELSBACH DIAMOND An historic cushion-shaped fancy deep grayish blue diamond weighing carats to the plain mount (illustrated unmounted)

Princess Jasmine engagement ring. The Sun Drop diamond, a legendary 110.03 carat fancy vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond, shown here mounted on a gold ring setting. Via Diamonds in the Library.

Disney Princess enagement rings: The Sun Drop diamond, a legendary carat fancy vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond, shown here mounted on a gold ring setting. Via Diamonds in the Library.

A SPECTACULAR AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT DIAMOND. Now 'THE WINSTON LEGACY'. The pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 101.73 carats, in black leather fitted case and box. Price Realized $26,746,541 // Estimate on request. GIA / D colour, Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish and Excellent Symmetry. Type IIa Diamond [C. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS - 15 May 2013 - Geneva] #Christie's #Auction #Diamond #D/Flawless #WINSTON LEGACY #GolcondaType #IIa

A SPECTACULAR AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT DIAMOND. Now 'THE WINSTON LEGACY'. The pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 101.73 carats, in black leather fitted case and box. Price Realized $26,746,541 // Estimate on request. GIA / D colour, Flawless clarity, with Excellent Polish and Excellent Symmetry. Type IIa Diamond [C. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS - 15 May 2013 - Geneva] #Christie's #Auction #Diamond #D/Flawless #WINSTON LEGACY #GolcondaType #IIa

RARE AND IMPORTANT FANCY VIVID BLUE DIAMOND AND PINK DIAMOND RING. Centring on a cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 6.01 carats, flanked on each side by an oval pink diamond weighing 0.46 and 0.44 carat respectively, mounted in platinum. Estimate 8,993,600 - 10,920,800 USD // LOT SOLD 10,157,629 USD. GIA / 6.01 carats - Fancy Vivid Blue, VVS2 // 0.46 and 0.44 carat - Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink and Fancy Vivid Pink, I1 and VS2 [S. HK - 05 OCT. 2011] #Sotheby's #Vivid #Blue…

RARE AND IMPORTANT FANCY VIVID BLUE DIAMOND AND PINK DIAMOND RING. Centring on a cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 6.01 carats, flanked on each side by an oval pink diamond weighing 0.46 and 0.44 carat respectively, mounted in platinum. Estimate 8,993,600 - 10,920,800 USD // LOT SOLD 10,157,629 USD. GIA / 6.01 carats - Fancy Vivid Blue, VVS2 // 0.46 and 0.44 carat - Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink and Fancy Vivid Pink, I1 and VS2 [S. HK - 05 OCT. 2011] #Sotheby's #Vivid #Blue…

Rare Fancy Intense Orangy Pink Diamond Ring, Graff       Claw-set with a fancy intense orangy pink pear-shaped diamond weighing 5.57 carats, between pear-shaped diamond shoulders mounted in platinum. Diamond is Fancy Intense Orangy Pink, natural color, internally flawless.  (Sold for $939,200)

Rare Fancy Intense Orangy Pink Diamond Ring, Graff Claw-set with a fancy intense orangy pink pear-shaped diamond weighing 5.57 carats, between pear-shaped diamond shoulders mounted in platinum. Diamond is Fancy Intense Orangy Pink, natural color, internally flawless. (Sold for $939,200)

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