Text Preeta Agarwal
After yellows and pinks have had their share of news, it is now time for blue diamonds to shine. Recently, the historical record breaking auction of the ‘Oppenheimer Blue diamond’ was splashed across headlines, surpassing the ‘Blue Moon of Josaphine’ diamond record, enveloping the world of diamonds with a blue frenzy.
Latest on the block is the exceptional 2.08 carat Fancy Vivid Blue, Cushion-Cut Diamond from the Russian diamond conglomerate ‘World of Diamonds’ group. Crafted in a platinum ring, flanked with two flowers and plated with rose gold, the masterpiece is named The Jane Seymour, dedicated to the British- American actress Jane Seymour- the Actress, Producer, Philanthropist, Painter and Businesswoman, distinguished as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
During Jane’s trip to Singapore for the Vortex play, World Of Diamonds Group hosted her for a welcome dinner where she was first presented to the ring that she flaunted on her graceful fingers, and was well enhanced, by the blue dress she wore.
Karan Tilani, Director of WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group stated “The invitation to behold this creation would rather you not compare The Jane Seymour to anything else in the high jewelry world. It is a celebratory treat, more comparable to a mega-yacht or a ticket to the moon. The ring is for our private collection and we have no intention to sell it but if someone is able to truly appreciate it, we are willing to present The Jane Seymour to a true connoisseur.”
Based on recent records from auction powerhouses, Sotheby’s lists a 2.11 carat fancy intense blue diamond ring that fetched USD 1,899,322 in October 2015, and according to Christie’s, a 1.74 carat fancy intense blue diamond ring fetched USD 1,925,000 in December 2015. The industry recognizes fancy vivid blue diamonds as being rarer and therefore more valuable than their fancy intense counterparts. The Jane Seymour could easily fetch in excess of USD 2,000,000, however, the creation is priceless after accounting for its celebrity recognition.
Preeta Agarwal is a New Delhi (India) based jewellery specialist, where she dedicates the majority of her time to writing about fine jewellery for her blog Bejewelled Finds (www.preetaagarwal.wordpress.com); magazines like VO+, The Jewellery Editor, Solitaire Singapore, Forbes India and more. A trained jewellery designer and a photographer in her spare time, her expertise in the world of fine jewellery helps her in her other roles as a jewellery stylist and a jewellery consultant specializing in PR, branding and marketing and has worked for leading brand like Tanishq, Ganjam, Mirari, KGK, Entice and Malabar Gold & Diamonds. www.preetaagarwal.com