Out of Africa: An extremely rare blue diamond has sold for a record 45 million euros. Known as the Blue Moon, the twelve-carat diamond was bought by a Hong Kong property tycoon. The same buyer has a pink one already at home.
A piece of "French royal treasure" went under the hammer with the auction of the 19.07-carat Grand Mazarin diamond in Geneva. The jewel once graced the crowns of Louis XIV, Emperor Napoleon and Empress Eugenie.
Fans of the original Hollywood can rejoice: Sotheby's in London is putting the "Gone With the Wind" late star's personal items up to auction. The collection includes everything from couture dresses to her favorite books.
A giant 59.6-carat gem named the "Pink Star" has set a new world record price for any diamond after it sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction house. The winning bid came from the Chow Tai Fook jewelry group.
The "Oppenheimer Blue" diamond has been sold for $57 million, smashing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction. With stock markets shaky, diamonds remain an investors's best friend.
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