Blue diamonds selection

Blue diamonds

Basic facts about blue diamonds

Blue diamonds thank their color to the presence of boron in the crystal structure. Even in very small concentration like only a few atoms in a million, already an attractive color appears. As the concentration gets higher, then of course the color of the diamond will become more intense. If blue diamonds are illuminated with ultra violet light they will display a very specific blue glow, unseen with other colors of diamonds.

Currently blue diamonds are found in very few mines around the world. They are found in Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Australia and in the Cullinan mine in Pretoria, which is also known to have produced the vivid blue Heart of Eternity, a 27ct diamond as part of the  “The Beers Millenium Jewels Collection”. Besides these two places they are also found in very small quantities in the Golconda Mine in India.

Famous blue diamonds

The Hope diamond is the most famous blue diamond in the world, it is oval shaped and at 45.52ct it is also one of the largest. It was found in India early in the 17th century, travelled half the world, then it was stolen from the French Crown Jewels in 1762 during the French Revolution. Afterwards it was bought by Henry Philip Hope in 1839 and has been in the hands of many different owners before it was donated by Harry Winston Jewelers to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC  in November 1958. The diamond has a bad reputation of bringing misfortune to many of the owners it had.

The largest cut blue diamond is 70ct and it is called “Idol’s eye” and was originally part of an ornament in a Benghazi temple, but later came into the hands of Mrs. May Stanton after World War II.

Other famous blue diamonds are called “The Queen of Holland”, “The Blue Empress” and “The Regent Diamond”, “The Blue Heart”, “The Sultan of Morrocco”, “The Wittelsbach” and “The Transvaal Blue”.

investing in blue diamonds

Blue diamonds are extremely rare and very much desired by collectors and investors. Although buying it at the right price may be rather difficult, it will certainly be a fine luxury investment especially when you would be able to find a pure color.

blue diamonds in jewelry

Blue diamonds in jewelry are becoming very popular in engagement rings and in solitaires as their color refers to the divine, hope and honesty.

Natural LightBlue diamond
2019281
Oval 3.88 VVS1
Light Blue
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Natural Fancy LightGray-blue diamond
2018155
Cut-Cornered Square 2.03 VS2
Fancy Light Gray-blue
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Natural LightBlue diamond
201906073
Round.. Rectangular 2.02 SI1
Light Blue
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Natural Fancy DarkGray-blue diamond
PSIM12-1
Oval 1.08 SI1
Fancy Dark Gray-blue
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Natural Fancy IntenseGreen-blue diamond
HK13-B-06
Radiant 1.05 SI2
Fancy Intense Green-blue
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Natural Fancy LightGreenishBlue diamond
201910051
Pear 1.05 SI2
Fancy Light Greenish Blue
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Natural Fancy IntenseBlue diamond
20200105
Heart 1.00 SI2
Fancy Intense Blue
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Natural Fancy IntenseGreen-blue diamond
PP15-17
Cushion 1.00 SI1
Fancy Intense Green-blue
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Natural LightBlue diamond
201929091
Cut-C.. Rectangular 1.00 SI2
Light Blue
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Natural Fancy LightGreenishBlue diamond
2018113
Cushion 0.85 SI1
Fancy Light Greenish Blue
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Natural Fancy VividGreen-blue diamond
PAM-1
Rectangular 0.85 SI1
Fancy Vivid Green-blue
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Natural Fancy DeepGreen-blue diamond
HK15-C-06
Cushion 0.80 SI2
Fancy Deep Green-blue
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Natural FancyGray-blue diamond
dp17-3
Round 0.69 SI2
Fancy Gray-blue
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Natural FaintBlue diamond
2018288
Cushion 0.56 SI2
Faint Blue
Retail price: $15,120.00 Exc. VAT
Natural LightBlue diamond
20192407
Heart 0.54 VVS2
Light Blue
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Natural Fancy IntenseBlue diamond
20181117
Marquise 0.40 VS2
Fancy Intense Blue
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Natural Fancy IntenseGreen-blue diamond
PHK18-A-23
Cushion 0.31 VS2
Fancy Intense Green-blue
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Natural Fancy DeepBlue diamond
20190310
Heart 0.30 SI1
Fancy Deep Blue
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Natural Fancy LightGray-blue diamond
701
Round 0.26 VS1
Fancy Light Gray-blue
Retail price: $10,296.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividGreen-blue diamond
PET20-16
Triangle 0.12 colour only
Fancy Vivid Green-blue
Retail price: $17,100.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FacnyGray-blue diamond
453
Pear 0.11 color only
Facny Gray-blue
Retail price: $5,940.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseGreen-blue diamond
PET20-21
Cushion 0.10 colour only
Fancy Intense Green-blue
Retail price: $7,800.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyGray-blue diamond
451
Round 0.05 color only
Fancy Gray-blue
Retail price: $2,700.00 Exc. VAT

Total diamonds in this category: 23