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The Winston Blue Diamond


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THE WINSTON BLUE offered on May 14th at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale achieved a stunning US$23,795,372  (World Record Price $1,799,953 per carat).

The largest flawless Fancy Vivid blue diamond in the world, weighing 13.22 carats, was named THE WINSTON BLUE by Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston.

“In January 2013 we purchased Harry Winston and since then my ambition has been to acquire the most desirable and unique gems. When Christie’s announced they were offering the largest flawless fancy-vivid blue the GIA had ever graded, I had to buy it. Today, I am proud to own the most beautiful blue diamond in the world: THE WINSTON BLUE”, said Nayla Hayek – CEO Harry Winston.

Lot Description – THE BLUE
The fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 13.22 carats, flanked on either side by a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 1.00 and 0.96 carat, in blue leather fitted case
Accompanied by report no. 17490678 dated 25 March 2014 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is Fancy Vivid Blue colour, Flawless clarity, a Diamond Type Classification letter stating that the diamond is Type IIb, and a letter indicating that the diamond ‘ is the largest Flawless, Fancy Vivid Blue, Natural Color, diamond (…) graded as of the date of this letter’

Report no. 16935589 dated 12 May 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 1.00 carat diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity

Report no. 16875165 dated 12 May 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 0.96 carat diamond is D colour, Internally Flawless clarity.

13.22克拉梨形鮮彩藍色Type IIb鑽石,附GIA證書,兩旁以約1.000.96克拉梨形D/IF鑽石點綴,配藍色皮盒瑞郎19,000,000-23,000,000 *若中英文拍品描述有任何歧義,概以英文版本為準。

Acknowledgement : www.christies.com

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