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While a day earlier Christie’s had set the record price-per-carat for blue diamonds in this category, auction house Sotheby’s took the record by selling a 3.47 carat fancy intense blue diamond for $6.66 million. A diamond price that smashed the estimations of experts as the estimated price was set around $2.5 million.

The cut cornered rectangular fancy intense step cut diamond is now the new auction record for any fancy intense blue diamonds price-per-carat. With a selling price of $6.66 million, the price-per-carat is more than $1.9 million.

At the auction 137 lots were sold that resulted in a total fetched price of $26.1 million. The blue diamond was top lot while followed by:

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A bracelet filled with alternating cut cornered rectangular modified diamonds and emerald cut diamonds.
Total weight of the bracelet is 72.96 carats. Sold for nearly $1.4 million.

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An D color, VS1 emerald cut diamond weighing 13.70 carats.
Sold for $1.15 million, $800,000 higher than estimated

A cushion cut Kashmir sapphire of 11.24 carat mounted on a diamond ring got sold for $88.879 per carat ($999,000 total), double the expected price.

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An 11.24-carat cushion-cut Kashmir sapphire mounted on a diamond ring that sold for $999,000 ($88,879 per carat), doubling its high estimate.

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An emerald cut emerald from Colombia of 6.33 carat sold for nearly $1.1 million. This total price is almost double the estimation at $600,000 provided by experts.

Interested in the other results of the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction, visit here.

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