A new world record has been set per carat for any gemstone. Recently, a rare 7.03 carat blue diamond that was unearthed in the Cullinan mine in South Africa went on auction for a record of approximately $10 million. The gem owes its vivid colour to boron, a chemical that brings out the blues.
The blue diamond is the rarest of all diamonds, and this recent auction is said to have set a new world record price for a fancy, vivid blue diamond.
The new owner of the blue diamond has the right to name the stone, which is mounted in a platinum ring. This diamond will surely last forever.
A New Record is Set for the Price of a Rare Blue Diamond
1. Rare Diamond Investment - Investors can see opportunities in investing in rare blue diamonds, which can bring in record-breaking high prices like the recent 7.03-carat blue diamond sold for approximately $10 million.
2. High-end Jewelry Market - With rare and unique gems such as the 7.03-carat blue diamond bringing in high prices, there is an opportunity for luxury jeweler brands to expand their offerings and cater to the high-end jewelry market.
3. New Diamond Purchasing Channels - As technology rapidly advances, new diamond purchasing channels like auction websites and online marketplaces can compete with traditional diamond retailers, increasing accessibility for both buyers and sellers.
1. Diamond Mining Industry - With mines like the Cullinan mine in South Africa unearthing rare gems, there is an opportunity to increase investments in the mining industry for rare diamonds like the blue diamond that recently sold for a record price per carat.
2. Luxury Jewelry Industry - The recent sale of the 7.03-carat blue diamond highlights an opportunity for high-end luxury jewelry brands to showcase rare and unique diamonds as a way to appeal to the high-end market.
3. Online Diamond Retail Industry - With the increasing popularity of online marketplaces and auction websites, there is an opportunity for online retailers to enhance the diamond-buying experience and compete with traditional diamond retailers who have relied on physical stores.