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‘Oppenheimer Blue’ Diamond Sold For Record $57.5 Million

'Oppenheimer Blue' Diamond Sold For Record $57.5 Million

An extremely rare gem known as “The Oppenheimer Blue“, sold for $57.5 million at Christie’s Geneva Wednesday night, making it the most expensive diamond ever to be sold at auction. Mounted on a platinum ring and flanked on either side by a trapeze-shaped diamond, the 14.62 carat Fancy Vivid stone is the world’s largest and best quality blue diamond ever to appear at auction. It was named after its former owner, the late Sir Philip Oppenheimer, a diamond dealer whose family owns the influential diamond company De Beers.

'Oppenheimer Blue' Diamond Sold For Record $57.5 Million
‘Oppenheimer Blue’ Diamond Sold For Record $57.5 Million

The diamond went for the “hammer price” of $51.3 million with the final $57.5 million total including fees. The rectangular-shaped gem managed to beat the 12.03-carat “Blue Moon of Josephine,” which sold for a world record of $48.4 million in November 2015.

'Oppenheimer Blue' Diamond Sold For Record $57.5 Million
‘Oppenheimer Blue’ Diamond Sold For Record $57.5 Million

'Oppenheimer Blue' Diamond Sold For Record $57.5 Million
‘Oppenheimer Blue’ Diamond Sold For Record $57.5 Million

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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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