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Thu, 21 Oct 2010

The Bulgari Blue Diamond Ring

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By Erika W.

Bulgari Blue Fetches $15.7 Million Setting New World Record Diamond Price

The 10.95 carat fancy vivid blue diamond ring by Bulgari sold yesterday at Christie's New York for $15.7 million. "A world record price was achieved on Oct. 20 for The Bulgari Blue, a much-celebrated stone that came up for sale at Christie's for the first time in almost 40 years." -Rahul Kadakia, head of jewellery for Christie's Americas.


Bulgari Blue Diamond Ring
The Bvlgari Blue Diamond Ring
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The Bulgari ring features a 9.87 carat G VS1 triangular shaped colorless diamond set with the notable 10.95 carat fancy vivid blue diamond. The diamond ring was made in the 1970s and was originally purchased by a collector who gave it to his wife to celebrate the birth of the couple's first child. It sold for approximately $1 million in 1972.


Bulgari Blue Diamond Ring
The Bvlgari Blue Diamond
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The Bulgari Blue Diamond Ring was sold to a private Asian collector for $15,762,500 - a $1.4 million per carat diamond price.


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