A testament to nature’s mystery and beauty, blue diamonds are amongst the rarest and most desirable diamonds, sought after by collectors and diamond dealers throughout the world.
What causes a diamond be blue:
A pure white diamond is formed of pure carbon atoms bonded together with no trace elements. Almost all diamonds have trace elements such as Nitrogen, Boron and many others. In a blue diamond, Boron replaces some of the carbon atoms. When light interacts with the diamond, there is a loss of energy in the form of red light and the remaining blue light is returned.
THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE DIAMOND – WITTELSBACH DIAMOND
Last seen in the 17th century, The Wittelsbacg-Graff diamond resurfaced in 1964, in the hands of a private collector, it then disappeared again only to resurface in 2008. At the end of 2008, this 31.06ct deep greyish blue diamond was put up for auction and commanded an astounding $24.3 Million Dollars. To date, this recorded to be the most ever paid for a diamond at auction.
THE HOPE DIAMOND
Currently housed at the Smithsonian Museum, This 45,52ct Blue Diamond is one of the world’s most distinguished diamonds. It was last owned by Mrs. Evelyn McLean before it was bought and donated to the Smithsonian. Many say that this diamond is cursed, however, even with the looming curse, collectors throughout the world would love to own it.