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Sotheby's Showcase: Exceptional and Rare Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond | Bulgari Laguna Blu

Geneva | 16 May 2023

Sotheby's Showcase: Exceptional and Rare Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond | Bulgari Laguna Blu

As one of the world’s distinguished jewellery houses, Bulgari holds a place in history as a paragon of superb craftsmanship and style. Bulgari creations feature some of the most prestigious gemstones ever discovered and it is no wonder that Giorgio Bulgari, a connoisseur in coloured diamonds, was eager to own this stone. It was not long after its acquisition that another distinguished collector who also had an eye for diamonds of unsurpassed quality purchased this diamond as a ring from Bulgari and has remained in this collection ever since, now offered for the first time at auction.

Giorgio Bulgari (1890 – 1966), son of founder Sotirio Bulgari, was the first member of the Bulgari family to introduce coloured diamonds. His son, Gianni Bulgari (born 1935), incorporated these coloured diamonds into the firm’s design repertory by developing a highly successful collection of brooches set en tremblant around them. The tremblant brooch, a fresh and modern interpretation of the floral spray, is one of Bulgari’s most iconic creations of the late 1950s and 1960s.

A diamond of this quality and size is a rare find and an extraordinary treasure to behold. The richness of its colour and its unique blue hue are mesmerizing. The classic unmodified pear-shape cut is also highly desired by connoisseurs today. Alongside the superior qualities of this natural treasure, what makes this 11.16 carat diamond so spectacular is the accompanying mount created by Bulgari.

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