The biggest flawless blue diamond in the world, weighing 13.22 carats, is to be the highlight of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva on May 14.
The blue gem has a pre-sale estimate in the range of $21 million-$25 million and is the top item of the 240 lot sale, which th auctioneer forecasts will raise about $80 million.
The auction will also see many other top items come under the block, including the 5.5-carat Ocean Dream, the largest fancy vivid blue-green diamond in the world to sell at auction, with an estimated sale price of $7.5 million.
Then there is the 76.51-carat light pink cut-corned square-cut diamond, set as a necklace centerpiece by the Lev Leviev company, which carries a pre-sale estimate of $7 million to $10 million. Meanwhile, a pear-shaped D-color flawless diamond weighing 75.97 carats is estimated to sell form $13.5 million-$15.5 million.
Other highlights include The Rajah diamond, an old-mine brilliant-cut diamond of 26.14 carats (estimate: $3 million-$5 million) and a JAR ring featuring three regular-cut diamonds estimated at $330,000-$460,000.