Pink and Blue Diamonds, oh my!


Princie Diamond – Christie’s

The extraordinary 34.65 carat Pink Princie Diamond sold for an amazing $39.3 million dollars at Christie’s Tuesday night, setting a world record. This makes it the most expensive jewel sold at a Christie’s auction. Pretty incredible! The final price, which comes out to more than $1.1 million per carat, also setting a world record for being the most valuable diamond to come from the Golconda Mine in South Central India. It was purchased by an anonymous collector by phone.


Photo: Petra Diamonds

Also, a high quality 25.5 ct. blue diamond was recently recovered by Petra Diamonds at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. Blue diamonds are rare and this mine as produced some that have sold at huge prices, such as the 26.6 carat blue diamond rough stone, which was then produced into a flawless 7 carat polished stone, which sold for $9.49 million in 2009.

Another flawless blue diamond was found in this mine which was 10.48 carats. It was later auctioned for $10.8 million and set a record for a blue diamond’s price per carat.

[Sources: Cullinan Diamond Mine, JCK]

About Jewelry Warehouse

Jewelry Warehouse is a locally owned jewelry store that has 2 locations located in Columbia SC. We have been voted best jewelry store by the State newspaper – the largest paper in SC, for 22 years in a row. Originally founded in 1969, George Satterfield started the Jewelry Warehouse. It was his vision to always get quality jewelry but to price lower than traditional jewelry stores. After 40 years his vision has continued even after his death in 2005. With the growth and development of the internet, the plan is stronger than ever as not only does The Jewelry Warehouse still offer the best price and quality in SC, it now has the best pricing in the United States! People from California to New York now can get jewelry that is sold in the cities for significantly more, at South Carolina pricing. With a satisfaction Guarantee, buying from Jewelry Warehouse gives people everywhere a risk free opportunity to try us and save on quality merchandise.
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