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Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Auc­tions - By RENYI LIM

TFancy Vivid Blue Di­a­mond and Di­a­mond Ring Auc­tioned by Sotheby’s in New York for US$ 15.1 mil­lion ( RM59.5 mil­lion).

his 5.69- carat di­a­mond was the high­est-sell­ing lot of the Sotheby’s Mag­nif­i­cent Jewels sale last De­cem­ber. The emer­ald- cut di­a­mond, which boasts a nat­u­ral colour with VVS1 clar­ity, is flanked by baguette di­a­monds, mak­ing it a stand­out lot. The sale also fea­tured a num­ber of other spec­tac­u­lar di­a­monds in a va­ri­ety of hues and shapes, in­clud­ing an ex­tremely rare 110.92- carat round di­a­mond - the largest of its kind to be of­fered at auc­tion. www.sothe­bys.com

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