Sotheby’s to Auction 10.1 Carat Blue Diamond



A De Beers Millennium Jewel, it is the largest oval fancy blue diamond to appear at auction

Sotheby’s will auction the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, a 10.1 ct. oval internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond, at its Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite spring sale on April 5 in Hong Kong.

The stone is one of 12 rare diamonds that make up the De Beers Millenium collection, which was unveiled by De Beers in 2000.

The stone will be displayed in New York, London, Geneva, Singapore, Taipei, and Hong Kong in the weeks leading up to the auction.

“The market for colored diamonds has gone from strength to strength, and this spring we are thrilled to present the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4,” said Quek Chin Yeow, deputy chairman, Asia and chairman international jewelry, Asia. “Fifteen years ago I had the great opportunity of seeing this magnificent stone for the first time, and it is an absolute delight now to have it in one’s hand, to admire it again and to offer it for auction in Asia.”

(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)