|Fancy color diamonds hit the news : The “Blue Moon” diamond breaks all sales records at Sotheby's
A 12.03-carat fancy vivid blue internally flawless cushion diamond was sold for $48.5 million at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva last week. The sale of the blue diamond is the first time ever that a diamond has sold for more than $4 million a carat. It's also the most money anyone has ever spent at an auction for a jewel.
The diamond named Blue Moon was renamed the "Blue Moon of Josephine" after it was bought by Hong Kong businessman Joseph Lau for his seven-year-old daughter.
But this wasn't Lau's first big diamond purchase. Just the day before he spent $28.5 million on a 16.08-carat pink diamond from rival auction house Christie's. That diamond, the largest of its kind to be auctioned, was renamed "Sweet Josephine" after the sale.
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