“Oppenheimer Blue” diamond sold for $57 million

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, “Oppenheimer Blue” diamond sold for $57 million, Victoria's Jewelry Box

The “Oppenheimer Blue” diamond was sold for 56.8 million Swiss Francs ($57 million), at Christie’s, in Geneva.

The largest fancy vivid blue diamond ever put up for auction was acquired after 25 minutes of bidding. It is now the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction.

The 14.62-carat “Oppenheimer Blue”, also known as “the gem of gems,” is a rectangular-cut diamond set in a ring, and surrounded two small trapeze-shaped diamonds.