Christie’s Geneva to auction Oppenheimer Blue diamond in May
GENEVA, April 2016 – Christie’s presents the Oppenheimer Blue, the largest and finest Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ever offered at auction.
Weighing 14.62 carats, this exceptional stone will lead Christie’s auction of Magnificent Jewels, held at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues on May 18, 2016.
This exceptional blue diamond, named in honour of its previous owner Sir Philip Oppenheimer, is estimated at US$38-45 million.
‘On May 18th, Christie’s will present the largest and finest Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ever seen,” said Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewellery.
“This stunning Fancy Vivid Blue rectangular-cut gem promises to create a media sensation as it travels around the world, fascinating both collectors and gem enthusiasts alike, before it makes its way to the auction block in Geneva.”