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Our website has an extensive resource database on the history of the diamond trade, that also includes well written articles on the history of the famous diamonds in the world. More than 200 famous diamonds have been treated extensively under this section and are listed in alphabetical order on two webpages titled Famous Diamonds, Gemstones and Pearls. A third webpage listing additional famous diamonds have been created, and given the title "More Famous Diamonds"

In some of our famous diamond pages we have also incorporated tabulated information pertaining to other famous diamonds of the type of diamond under consideration, eg. when writing about a famous blue diamond, a table incorporating all other famous blue diamonds is also included, that gives the overall position of the blue diamond under consideration on this table. The table also includes a wealth of information such as the carat weight of the diamond, the shape/cut of the diamond, the color grade/clarity of the diamond, the country/period of origin of the diamond and price realized at auction or value when last sold.

In this webpage we are publishing a table of known famous blue diamonds arranged in descending order of carat weights. The table would be updated as the existence of more significant blue diamonds come to light.

 

 

List of known famous blue diamonds arranged in descending order of carat weights

Last updated by Lareef A. Samad on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

S/N

Name

Price realized at Auction/Value when last sold Country/Period of Origin

Carat weight

Cut/Shape

Color/Clarity

1 Unnamed cushion-cut blue diamond Cut from a 704.56-carat rough diamond Valued between $45-50 mill.   261.00 Cushion-cut fancy blue
2 Unnamed brilliant     51.84 Round-brilliant fancy blue
3 Copenhagen Blue diamond Named in honor of an exhibition in Copenhagen in 1960 Jagersfontein Mine, South Africaa 45.85 Emerald-cut fancy blue
4 Hope diamond

Over $300,000 in 1911. Current estimate $200-$250 mill.

Golconda, India 1663-68 45.52 Antique-cushion brilliant

fancy dark grayish- blue/VS1

5 Tereschenko $4.6 mill. Christie's Genv. sale Nov.1984 Golconda, India 42.92 Pear-shaped fancy blue
6 Graff Imperial Blue   Guinea 39.81 Pear-shaped fancy light blue/IF
7 Crown of Charlemagne Last sold by Harry Winston in 1967   37.05 Old-European cut fancy light blue
8 Wittelsbach-Graff $24.3 mill. Gloconda, India 35.56 /31.06 Cushion-shaped fancy deep blue/IF
9 Sultan of Morocco $250,000 in 1972, Private sale Golconda,India 35.27 Cushion-cut fancy grayish blue
10 Cornflower Blue diamond-1 Sold by Harry Winston in 1969, later re-purchased and sold to a Middle eastern client in 1971. Premier Mine, S.A. 31.93 Pear-shaped fancy blue
11 The Blue Heart or Eugenie Blue $300,000 in 1953. Sale by Van Cleef & Arpels after change of setting Premier Mine, S.A. 30.82 Heart-shaped fancy vivid blue
12 Blue Lili   Premier Mine, S.A. 30.06 Tapered cushion-cut fancy intense blue
13 The Heart of Eternity   Premier Mine, S.A. 27.64 Heart-shaped fancy vivid blue/VS2
14 Transvaal Blue   Premier Mine, S.A. 25.00 Pear-shaped fancy blue
15 Sam Abram Fancy Blue diamond $9.9 mill. Soth.NY. Oct 1994 Premier Mine, S.A. 20.17 Emerald-cut fancy vivid blue/VS2
16 Graff Blue Ice Diamond   Premier Mine, S.A.

20.02

 

Pear-shaped fancy deep blue
17 Oppenheimer Blue Diamond US$57.5 million, Christie's Geneva, May 2016  Premier/Cullinan Mine

14.62

Rectangular Emerald-cut fancy vivid blue/VVS1
18 The Blue Empress   Premier Mine, S.A. 14.00 Pear-shaped fancy blue
19 The Begum Blue $7.75 mill. Christie's Geneva. November 1994 Premier Mine, S.A. 13.78 Heart-shaped fancy deep blue
20

Brunswick Blue-1

Previously believed to have been cut from the French Blue diamond

Part of the Duke of Brunswick collection of jewels sold in 1874 Golconda, India 13.75 Pear-shaped fancy blue
21 Cut-cornered rectangular mixed-cut blue diamond

$8.87million

Christie's Geneva, May 2008

Premier Mine, S.A. 13.39 Cut-cornered rectangular mixed-cut fancy intense blue
22 Marquise-cut fancy blue diamond $7.6 million Christie's Hong Kong, May 2011 Premier Mine, S.A.

13.39

 

Marquise-cut fancy blue/VVS2
23 Winston Blue Diamond US$23.8 million, Christie's Geneva, May 2014 Premier/Cullinan Mine, S.A.

13.22

Pear-shaped Fancy vivid blue/FL
24 Cornflower Blue diamond-2 Set in a ring and sold by Harry Winston in 1969 Premier Mine, S.A.

12.39

 

Round brilliant fancy blue
25 Blue Moon of Josephine Diamond US$48.4 million, Sotheby's Geneva, Nov. 2015 Premier/Cullinan Mine, S.A.

12.03

Cushion-cut fancy vivid blue/FL
26 The Blue Magic   Premier Mine, S.A. 12.02 Modified pear-shaped fancy vivid blue/VVS2
27 Bulgari Blue $15.7 mill. Christ.NY Oct.2010 Premier Mine, S.A. 10.95 Triangular-shaped fancy vivid blue
28 Sotheby's Geneva, Nov 2012 $10.8 mill.  

10.48

Briolette fancy deep blue
29 Zoe Diamond US$32.645 mill. Sotheby's New York, Nov. 2014 Premier/Cullinan Mine, S.A.

9.75

Pear-shaped fancy vivid blue/VVS2
30 Christie's N.Y. April 2007 $2..4 million   9.39 Cushion-cut fancy grayish blue
31 Sotheby's HK. Oct. 2009 $5.7 mill.Soth.HK. Premier Mine, S.A. 8.74 Emerald-cut fancy intense blue/VVS1
32 Sotheby's HK. April 2012 $12.7 mill.   8.01 Emerald-cut fancy vivid blue
33 Christie' Geneva, Dec.1999 $3.2 million Premier Mine, S.A. 7.96 Pear-shaped fancy vivid blue/VS1
34 Soth. Geneva May 2010 $8.03 mill. Premier Mine, S.A. 7.64 Cushion-cut fancy intense blue/VVS2
35 Premier Blue Diamond Auction coming up on October 7, 2013 Premier Mine, S.A. 7.59 Round brilliant-cut fancy vivid blue
36 Christie's Hong Kong. April 2002 $2.6 mill. Premier Mine, S.A. 7.15 Pear-shaped fancy vivid blue
37 Petra Blue/Star of Josephine $9.5 mill. Soth. Geneva. May 2009 Premier / Cullinan/Petra Mine.S.A. 7.03 Cushion-cut fancy vivid blue/IF
38 Brunswick Blue-2 Part of the Duke of Brunswick collection of jewels sold in 1874 Premier Mine, S.A, 6.50 Pear-shaped fancy blue
39 Christie's New York $3.6 mill Premier Mine, S.A. 6.29 Pear-shaped fancy intense blue
40 Graff Blue diamond   Premier Mine, S.A. 6.19 Pear-shaped fancy intense blue
41 Moussaieff Jewelers unnamed blue diamond $7.98 mill Sotheby's HK, Oct.2007 Premier Mine, S.A. 6.04 Emerald-cut fancy vivid blue
42 Sotheby's HK, Oct.2011 $10.1 mill. Soth.HK. Premier Mine, S.A. . 6.01 Emerald-cut fancy vivid blue
43 Sotheby's Geneva, Nov.2009 $7.5 mill Premier Mine, S.A. . 5.96 Pear-shaped modified brilliant fancy vivid blue
44 Christie's Geneva, Dec.1999 $1.13 mill. Premier Mine, S.A. 5.80 Pear-shaped fancy intense blue/IF
45 Marie Antoinette Blue diamond Set in a ring said to have belonged to Marie Antoinette. Last offered for sale in1983 but not sold

Golconda,India

5.46 Heart-shaped fancy grayish-blue
46 De Beers Millennium Blue, Jewel II- Apr.2010 Sotheby's HK $6.4 mill. Soth.HK.

Premier Mine, S.A.

5.16 Pear-shaped fancy vivid blue/IF
47 toi et moi ring - Soth. Geneva May 2010 $6.32 mill. Premier Mine, S.A.

5.02

5.42

Pear-shaped

Pear-shaped

fancy vivid blue

D-color

48 Christie's Geneva, Dec.1999 $1.24 mill. Premier Mine, S.A. 4.77 Circular-cut fancy deep blue/VS2
49 Soth. Geneva. Nov,2007 $4.7 mill Premier Mine, S.A. 4.16 Pear-shaped fancy vivid blue/
50 Bulgari Blue $2.97 mill. Bonhams Lond. 2011 Premier Mine, S.A. 3.78 Pear-shaped fancy vivid blue
51 Soth. Geneva May 2008 $4.96 mill Premier Mine, S.A. 3.73 Pear-shaped fancy vivid blue
52 Aleks Paul of Essex Global Trading $3.6 mill Christie's NY Apr. 2011 Premier Mine, S.A. 3.25 Square Emerald cut fancy vivid blue/IF
53 Christie's NY Oct.2011 $2.7mill Premier Mine, S.A. 3.21 Modified Pear-shape fancy vivid blue
54 Sotheby's NY. Apr. 2011 $3.27 mill Premier Mine, S.A. 3.18 Marquise-cut fancy vivid blue/IF
55 Sotheby's Geneva, Nov. 2009 $2.5 mill. Premier Mine, S.A. 3.17 Brilliant-cut fancy intense blue /IF

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