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World's largest flawless blue diamond sold at $23.8 mn!

May 15, 2014 17:26 IST


Photographs: Reuters

The world’s largest flawless fancy vivid blue diamond was sold at Christie's for a whopping $23.8 million.

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World's largest flawless blue diamond sold at $23.8 mn!


Photographs: Reuters

Buyer of the blue diamond of 13.22 carats, Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, said, “In January 2013, we purchased Harry Winston and since then my ambition has been to acquire the most desirable and unique gems.” 

World's largest flawless blue diamond sold at $23.8 mn!


Photographs: Reuters

"When Christie’s announced they were offering the largest flawless fancy-vivid blue the GIA had ever graded, I had to buy it. Today, I am proud to own the most beautiful blue diamond in the world," Nayla Hayek added.

World's largest flawless blue diamond sold at $23.8 mn!


Photographs: Reuters

According to Christie’s, it is the highest total ever for a jewellery sale in auction history.

Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Christie’s Jewellery Department: “Harry Winston continued buying the best at Christie’s with their acquisition of ‘The Winston Blue’. World auction prices were achieved in a record-breaking auction with intense bidding throughout the sale. The Jewellery market continues to remain extremely vibrant and we look forward to a buoyant season as we move into auctions at Christie’s Hong Kong, London, Paris and New York”.