AUCTIONS – Christie’s to present in Geneva in November the Bleu Royal, the largest internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond to appear at auction

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GENEVA – Bleu Royal will be the leading highlight of the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction on 7 November, 2023, at Christie’s Geneva. Weighing 17.61 carats, Bleu Royal is the largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue gem ever to appear for sale in auction history.

AUCTIONS – Christie’s to present in Geneva in November the Bleu Royal, the largest internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond to appear at auction

Courtesy of Christie’s

Cut and polished into a perfectly symmetrical pear combined with a rich vivid blue colour and flawless purity, this diamond is amongst the rarest to have been unearthed (estimate US$35–50 Million). Bleu Royal has remained part of an important private collection for the past 50 years. This is the first time the stone, set in a ring, will be presented for sale at auction.

This is a true miracle of nature,” Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s International Head of Jewellery, says. “Over our 257-year long history Christie’s has had the privilege of offering the world’s rarest gems at auction, and Bleu Royal continues this tradition. We are proud to offer collectors the opportunity to own a diamond fit for Royalty.”

Driven by collector demand and an increasingly limited supply, prices for top-quality colored diamonds have increased exponentially in recent years. In the saleroom, Fancy Vivid Blue diamonds over 10 carats are virtually unheard of — in more than 250 years of auction history at Christie’s, only three such stones have ever appeared for sale:

bullet point.JPG The Bulgari Blue 10.95 carats sold for $15,762,500 New York 20/10/2010
bullet point.JPG The Winston Blue 13.22 carats sold for $23,795,372 Geneva 14/05/2014
bullet point.JPG The Oppenheimer Blue 14.62 carats sold for $57,541,779 Geneva 18/05/2016

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Auction: Magnificent Jewels | 07 November 2023 | Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues
Previews: Hong Kong   04-07 October
Beijing 10-11 October
Shanghai  13-14 October
Taipei  21-22 October
New York 26-27 October
Geneva  02-07 November