A 15.10-carat lavish blue diamond, known in the trade as the De Beers Cullinan Blue, is expected to sell for more than $48 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong at the end of April. Discovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa in April 2021, one of very few sources in the world for extremely rare blue diamonds, the De Beers Cullinan Blue is described as the largest internally flawless vivid blue diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
“The De Beers Cullinan Blue stands as a proud masterpiece that has been gifted from nature with the hues of the sky and sea. Among the rarest of stones in what is arguably the most desirable of colors, it must surely rank among the greatest wonders of the natural world. It is literally irresistible.” – Wenhao Yu, Sotheby’s Chairman of Jewelry and Watches in Asia.
Currently on view in Sotheby’s galleries in New York, the exceptional gem will be showcased on a worldwide tour including London, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Taipei, before reaching its final stop in Hong Kong, where it will be sold. Any takers?
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