Biggest and flawless blue diamond up for grabs
Radhika Bhalla | Mail Today | May 6, 2014 | UPDATED 17:45 IST
At the Christie's Magnificent Jewels auction due on May 14 at Geneva, the largest, flawless blue diamond in the world will be up for grabs. Fondly known as ' The Blue', the pearshaped gem weighs 13.22 carats, is flawless and reflects a vivid blue colour.
Rahul Kadakia, head of Jewellery for Christie's Americas & Switzerland, said: " In simple terms, it's the best blue diamond in the world." Going by its size and beauty, the diamond that is believed to have been mined in South Africa is expected to fetch $ 25 million ( Rs.150 crore).
Apart from the star attraction of the auction, other fine jewels will also go under the hammer including precious jewellery by Bvlgari, Van Vleef & Arpels, Repossi, Tifanny & Co. and Boucheron among many others famous names. The total sale is expected to cross over $ 100 million.