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Diamond Worthy of the Millennium at Sotheby’s Auction

Diamond Worthy of the Millennium at Sotheby's Auction

The largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond to ever appear at auction will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s next month. The De Beers Millennium Jewel 4 may not have the catchiest name in the history of record-breaking diamonds, but it certainly has an exciting back story. It is one of twelve rare diamonds – eleven blue and one colourless – that form the world-renowned De Beers Millennium Jewels collection unveiled in 2000 in celebration of the millennium.

Diamond Worthy of the Millennium at Sotheby's Auction
Diamond Worthy of the Millennium at Sotheby’s Auction

The 10.10-carat, oval, Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid blue diamond which was displayed at London’s Millennium Dome was nearly stolen when a local London gang tried to pull off the biggest diamond heist in history in November 2000.
Sotheby’s hopes to raise $30 million to $35 million (HKD 235 million to 280 million) from the sale of the blue jewel discovered in the Cullinan Mine in South Africa.

Diamond Worthy of the Millennium at Sotheby's Auction
Diamond Worthy of the Millennium at Sotheby’s Auction

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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