The rare 7.o3 ct blue Petra diamond sold for a world record price of $9.5 million at Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland on May 12th. Sotheby’s claims that this is the highest amount per carat that a gemstone has ever sold for at any auction . The bidding went back and forth between two anonymous bidders until finally a winner was announced. The unknown buyer now has the authority to give the blue diamond a name. For more information on the rare blue diamond check out the post we did on it last month here. Wow…What do you do with a rare diamond? Do you wear it or hide it?
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This ridiculously gorgeous 7.03 carat rare blue diamond, which was mined out of the South African Cullinan mine by Petra, is going to the Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland on May 12th. The blue diamond was cut from a 26.58 carat stone and is scheduled for display at Hong Kong, Paris, New York, and London before reaching the auction in Geneva. Petra has chosen to sell the precious blue diamond fine cut and polished rather than selling it naturally rough in order to show the world its true beauty. The Petra blue stone is expected to sell for as much as $8.5 million. So there you have it folks, May 12th is around the corner, so if you’re interested this might be your chance. Don’t get me wrong, it won’t be easy getting the Petra blue diamond because of its high value, but If you did I can assure you, your dating problems will be long gone.
Update: The rare Petra blue diamond sold for a world record price of $9.5 million check it out here.
Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar holding the rare 26.58 carat rough blue diamond from which the 7.03 carat blue diamond was cut.
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