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Sotheby's will present the largest fancy blue diamond

Синий Премьер бриллиантAt Sotheby's in Hong Kong will be billed the largest round fancy vivid blue diamond ever put up for auction. This will take place on October 7 in 2013, very soon. So far have not found an analogue of this beautiful gemstone, and other decorations that will be exhibited at Sotheby's.

Sotheby's in honor of the 40th anniversary show at the auction only in the world, a unique blue diamond. Bidding will take place in Hong Kong. This gemstone is known as the Blue Premier, he cut round weight of 7.59 carats. Internally flawless vivid blue diamond is the largest gem of this type according to the GIA (Gemological Institute of America).

The highest classification for fancy colored diamonds is a bright color, or «Fancy Vivid». Intense blue diamond inside spotlessly clean. In addition, among all diamond is the most popular round cut, especially among the colorless diamonds, because it maximizes the brilliance of precious stones. But, unfortunately, very rare colored diamonds give the round cut, because it involves the greatest weight loss of the gemstone. It is so rare that only Prime blue diamond round-cut fancy blue color ever to appear at auction.

All blue diamonds owe their natural color of the color of trace elements boron. Presumably blue Premier hails from the same shaft as the famous Cullinan diamond, from South America.

On the anniversary Sotheby's assigned a lot of accolades and selling blue diamond Premier - one of them. Gemstone supposes to sell for 1,686,505 U.S. dollars for 1 carat. It is possible that the price will be much higher.

Gemstone Blue Premier will be pre-put on display in Asia, Geneva, London, New York and Doha before the start of the auction.

In November this year, the whole exhibition expected Sotheby's will present in New York. 40-year legacy of Alexander Reza precious stones will be dedicated to the legendary Place Vendome, formerly known as the area of Louis the Great, is one of the five royal squares of Paris.

From 2nd November to 14th November 2013 hold a bidding auction Sotheby's, which represent the great art of impressionism and modernism. At the auction will be 25 unique works of one of the greatest jewelers of the 20th century. Here you can see some of the rarest gemstones in the world.

Olivier Reza, a descendant of Alexander the Great Reza, said that his whole family is proud to partner with Sotheby's, where he can show the world the legacy of his father as a jeweler. The son took over his father's business, and now seeks to work flawlessly, and the experience of following the instructions of his father.

In the preliminary exhibitions, as well as at the auction, will be presented to the untreated Ceylon sapphire Alexander Reza set in a brooch. Oval sapphire weighing 134 carats put into gold. Earrings with four exceptional Colombian emeralds weighing 51 carats with diamonds 14 carat. Necklace of natural pearls with a pear-shaped pearl in the center, a weight of 29 carats.

Chairman of Sotheby's jewelers department in Europe and the Middle East, David Bennett, said that the legacy of Alexander Reza is valuable for the history of jewelry.

Also at Sotheby's in Hong Kong put on sale ring Cindy Chao, with natural Burmese ruby weighing 8.03 carats. The approximate estimated cost of this ring from 3.5 to 4.2 million U.S. dollars.

 кольцо Синди Чао, с природным бирманским рубином

Red Brooch by Cartier from a private collection, with a set of oval-shaped rubies weighing 48.57 carats. The approximate price of brooches from 400 to 500 thousand U.S. dollars.

Красная брошь от Картье

Jadeite bead necklace, two threads. Republican period, from a family of Chinese immigrants. The approximate price of 2.8 to 3.8 million U.S. dollars.

Ожерелье из бисера жадеит

Jadeite cabochon a diamond necklace. Estimate of 2.3 to 3 million dollars.

Жадеиты огранки кабошон в бриллиантовом колье

Fancy vivid pink diamond pear-shaped weight of 10.94 carats, in a ring with diamonds. Preliminary estimate of 1.9 to 2.3 million U.S. dollars.

Фантазийный яркий розовый бриллиант грушевидной формы

Lavender jade bracelet, estimate 850,000 - 1 million U.S. dollars.

Браслет из жадеита Лаванда

Alexander Reza. Untreated Ceylon sapphire oval, with 134 carats in the brooch, a gold clip. Sapphire surrounded by 14 brilliant-cut diamonds, a pear-shaped diamond, yellow pear-shaped diamonds and 14 sapphires.

Александр Реза сапфир

Alexander Reza necklace of natural pearls with a pear-shaped pearl with diamond fantazynym intense yellow color and three pink diamonds.

Александра Реза ожерелье из натурально жемчуга

Alexander Reza earrings in platinum, consisting of four Colombian emerald and diamond baguette.

Александра Реза серьги из платины