Cullinan Blue Makes Record PriceFebruary 08, 17
A blue diamond produced from the Cullinan mine sold for a record price at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in
The sale price surpassed the world record price per carat achieved for any gemstone at auction, which was formerly held by a 3.73 carat, fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond which sold for $1,328,444 per carat at a Sotheby’s auction in May 2008. It also surpasses the world record for a fancy vivid blue diamond sold at auction, which was formerly held by a 6.04 carat, fancy vivid blue diamond ring which sold for $7,981,835 at a Sotheby’s auction in October 2007.
The fancy vivid blue, internally flawless, cushion-shaped diamond, which weighs 7.03 carats, was cut from a 26.58 carat rough discovered in 2008 at the Cullinan diamond mine in