Huge diamond alert! Christie’s held their “Jewels: The New York Sale” yesterday, and the famous Bvlgari Blue Diamond wasn’t just their top seller at a whopping $15.7 million – it broke the price-per- carat barrier to boot!
What a little over-achievor…
“A world record price was achieved on Oct. 20 for The Bulgari Blue, a much-celebrated stone that came up for sale at Christie’s for the first time in almost 40 years,” said Rahul Kadakia, head of jewelry for Christie’s Americas in a release.
The jewel was purchased in Rome in 1972 for $1 million and was given as a gift from the collector to his wife to celebrate their first son’s birth, according to Christie’s. How could I have left $15 million diamonds off my Jewelry Gift Guide for New Moms? The horror.
Do ridiculous diamonds give you ‘the giddys’ too? Scratch the itch with me by gawking at yet another blue beauty – this one fetched more money than any stone at auction. Ever!
Hyperventilating. It’s the world’s worst cologne.