Monday, October 25, 2010

Jewelry Biz - Big Bucks For The Bulgari Blue

OK, so I admit it...I was a little disappointed that the powers that be at Beladora didn't buy the Bulgari Blue last week at auction. It would have matched my outfit perfectly, don't you think?


The Bulgari Blue Diamond, the largest triangular Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ever offered at auction, sold for $15.7 million on Wednesday at Christie's New York, setting a new world record for the price paid per carat for such a stone in open bidding
The 10.95 carat blue diamond is set opposite a matching 9.87 carat colorless diamond in a ring purchased in 1972 for $1 million. The record price amounts to $1.5 million per carat.
Bidding started at $8 million and quickly became a contest between a client in the room and two on the phone, before the gavel fell to a private Asian collector. 
And what are the chances that the buyer was from China... 

The original owner, who bought the ring at the Bulgari flagship store in Rome as a gift for his wife on the birth of their first son, kept it in the family for four decades until yesterday's sale.
 


 

 

 


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8 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Love that dress! It really looks great with the brooch. The blue diamond would've made a great pendant though....

The Preppy Princess said...

Ummm, I think it would have detracted from the dress and the existing accessories, not to mention competing against your beauty, and losing.

Just another bauble, they come, they go.
tp (Heh, heh, heh.)

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Belle, you look fabulous. I love the blue on you and your diamonds. I've never seen a blue diamond before, that is quite something! xx

LPC said...

Oh yeah, in a dress like that, with the brooch, another diamond would have been de trop. You got the smile, what else is anyone going to see:).

Savvy Gal said...

Lovely. I once tried on a blue diamond ring at Christie's HK and it was about 3 carats. I was over the moon already.

metscan said...

Belle: You look absolutely lovely. Just enough jewelry for the occasion. But...Who is standing beside you???

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thanks for showing a full length photo of you in that gorgeous dress. You look beautiful!

Tabitha said...

Oh you looks so beautiful with your hair up and you look so chic - i love your dress.

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