It’s not everyday that one of the rarest diamonds in the world goes under the hammer and this stunning little beauty caused such a massive bidding frenzy that it ended up selling for double the original starting price of Â£800,000.
The unique and exquisite blue diamond ring by Bulgari commissioned in the 1960s sold for an mouth-watering Â£1,889,250 at auction thanks to widespread interest that created an all out bidding war.
The expensive little piece (size L) boasts a beautiful pear-shaped fancy blue diamond that weighs 3.78 carats and it isn’t too difficult for any diamond lover to feel intoxicated by the rings natural outstanding beauty.
The eye-catching Â£1.9million blue diamond is so rare in the world today that you’ll only find one 10 blue diamonds boasting this size and of pure enough colour to qualify it as ‘fancy vivid’.
Director of jewellery at Bonham’s Auction House Jean Ghika said:
‘Not only was this jewel an exquisite example of Bulgariâ€™s craftsmanship at this period, but the fancy vivid blue diamond is an incredibly rare gem in its own right.
‘The sale of this magnificent ring, and the final price realised demonstrates the demand, at an international level, in pieces of this quality.”