Record Prices at Gem Auctions
On November 21 at Sotheby’s New York, a 9.75 ct Fancy Vivid blue diamond (figure 2) sold for $32,645,000, a new auction record total price for any blue diamond. At $3,348,205 per carat, it was also a new record price per carat for any diamond. The pear-shaped diamond went to a private collector in Hong Kong who named it the Zoe diamond.
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