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Vast blue oceans and their sense of depth and mystery are evoked by these masterpieces that feature the finest blue gemstones. From sapphires, tanzanites and aquamarines to blue topaz stones, Paraiba tourmalines and blue diamonds, nature’s many shades of the hue traverse the gamut of sentiments – at once calm and collected, regal and confident, and dynamic and invigorating.
Blue diamonds are renowned as one of the rarest of fancy colour diamonds mainly due its formation and exceptional hue. A new industry research shows blue diamonds may get their colour from a surprising source: The element boron.
A fancy vivid blue diamond pendant emerged as the star of Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Sales of Magnificent Jewels. The exceptional piece fetched HK$160 million (around US$20 million), beating pre-sale estimates.
Demand for blue diamonds increased substantially in 2016, resulting in a 0.4 percent increase in the Fancy Color Diamond Index, the latest data collected by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) revealed.