A fancy blue and white diamond ring by the Place Vendôme high jewelry house, Reza, sold for $9.2 million (including buyers’ premium), within estimates. The ring features two pear-shaped diamonds mounted in a polished platinum setting with a pure, rounded shape. The first is an internally flawless 5.34-carat fancy vivid blue modified brilliant-cut diamond. The second is a 5.37-carat D color, internally flawless Type IIa colorless diamond. The ring has an estimate of $8.5 million - $12.8 million.
Remember the Blue moments of 2010!
the sale of the “De Beers Millennium Blue Diamond” from an Important Private Collection (a 5.16-carat Pear-shaped Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond mounted as a ring) at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on 7 April, 2010 for the exceptional price of US$6.432 million. The diamond is amongst the 11 blue diamonds of the De Beers Millennium Jewels Collection and was cut and polished by the Steinmetz Diamond Group, reports say. The stone had a presales estimate of $4.6 million to $5.8 million.
The sale of another spectacular 5.02-carat blue diamond in the Evening Sale of Magnificent Jewels Geneva on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 was sold for $6.320 million. Set in the form of a toi et moi ring by the celebrated French jeweller Alexandre Reza, this Pear-shaped Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond weighing 5.02 carats is mounted alongside an exceptional white diamond of the same shape and weighing 5.42 carats. Coming from a private collection, the rare diamond ring, illustrated on the front page, is estimated to fetch CHF 4.25-7.4 million / US$4-7 million and it is accompanied by two GIA reports stating that the blue diamond is of Fancy Vivid Blue and that the white diamond is of D-colour and Internally Flawless clarity.