Leaving me speechless.
The Cullinan Dream, the largest Fancy Intense Blue Diamond ever offered at auction (24.18 carats, $23-29 million estimate). The Cullinan Dream is set with classic baguette-cut diamonds that frame this incredibly beautiful, rare and historic gem.
This superb ring will lead Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction, next June 9th.
The Cullinan Dream is the largest of four blue diamond’s cut from the extraordinary 122.52 carat rough discovered in 2014 at the legendary Cullinan Mine, which is famous for yielding the 530.20 Cullinan I, the largest polished white diamond in existence that is part of the British Crown Jewels, in the Tower of London.
In recent years, the Cullinan mine has been associated with some of the most significant blue and pink diamonds to come to market. CC
Material courtesy of Christie’s.
The Oppenheimer Blue is a legendary diamond in its own right: a 14.62 Fancy Vivid Blue that will be auctioned next May 18th in Geneva, during the Magnificent Jewels sale.
Video courtesy of Louise de Rothschild, Christie’s London.
Another video, courtesy of Marie-Cecile Cisamolo, Christie’s Geneva: