Bleu Royal
Bleu Royal

Christie’s: Bleu Royal, The Largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond to Appear at Auction

Geneva, November 2023

Geneva – Bleu Royal will be the leading highlight of the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction on 07 November at Christie’s Geneva. Weighing 17.61 carats, Bleu Royal is the largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue gem ever to appear for sale in auction history.

Cut and polished into a perfectly symmetrical pear combined with a rich vivid blue colour and flawless purity, this diamond is amongst the rarest to have been unearthed (estimate US$35–50 Million). Bleu Royal has remained part of an important private collection for the past 50 years. This is the first time the stone, set in a ring, will be presented for sale at auction.

This is a true miracle of nature,” Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s International Head of Jewellery, comments. “Over our 257-year long history Christie’s has had the privilege of offering the world’s rarest gems at auction, and Bleu Royal continues this tradition. We are proud to offer collectors the opportunity to own a diamond fit for Royalty.”

Driven by collector demand and an increasingly limited supply, prices for top-quality colored diamonds have increased exponentially in recent years. In the saleroom, Fancy Vivid Blue diamonds over 10 carats are virtually unheard of — in more than 250 years of auction history at Christie’s, only three such stones have ever appeared for sale:

bullet point.JPGThe Bulgari Blue10.95 caratssold for $15,762,500New York20/10/2010
bullet point.JPGThe Winston Blue13.22 caratssold for $23,795,372Geneva14/05/2014
bullet point.JPGThe Oppenheimer Blue14.62 caratssold for $57,541,779Geneva18/05/2016
Auction:Magnificent Jewels| 07 November 2023 | Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues
Previews:Hong Kong  04-07 October
 Beijing10-11 October
 Shanghai 13-14 October
 Taipei 21-22 October
 New York26-27 October
 Geneva 02-07 November

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