Mr Joseph Lau Luen-Hung, a Hong Kong based tycoon is the owner of the record breaking US$9.5 million 7.03 carat blue diamond sold on the 12th of May 2009. He is collector and real estate businessman, chairman of Chinese Estates. At the time of the sale he remained anonymous, bidding by telephone.It was a record […]
Photo Credit: David Moore. Golden Eye Diamond.COM A rare yellow diamond is to be auctioned by the United States Government. The diamond known as the Golden Eye Diamond is said to have a history of over 100 years. The Golden Eye Diamond is a 43.51 carat cushion cut, internally flawless , intense fancy yellow diamond […]
A 7.03 carat fancy vivid blue , internally flawless cushion cut diamond was sold for a record breaking price of US$9,488,754- approximately US$9.5 million (6.2 million pounds or 10.5 million Swiss francs) on the 12th of May 2009 at a Sotheby’s auction at Geneva, Switzerland.
This has set a new world record price for any gemstone sold at an auction, ie US$1,349,752 per carat. The previous record