The rare and extremely beautiful blue diamond, called the Blue Moons will be shown at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. The huge diamond is 12 carat and is known to be internally flawless. This rare gem was cut and polished from a 29.60 carat blue rough diamond that was recovered at the Cullinam mine in South Africa in January, by Petra Diamonds. The Blue Moon diamond has been provided on loan from polisher Cora International and it was bought by the company for $25.5 million, the equivalent of $864,865 per carat. The Blue Moon diamond was purchased earlier this year.
Suzette Gomes, the CEO of Cora International said,
“Fancy vivid blue diamonds are extremely rare and the Blue Moon is no exception. It is a historic stone that is one of the rarest gems with this color and in this size to be found in recent history.”
She further added that the name of the diamond reflects both the color and its shape, and that this diamond is one of the rarest in the world.
The curator of the exhibition and a diamond expert at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Eloise Gaillou said that, “Blue diamonds are among the rarest of all natural colored diamonds. The exhibit will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors to see one of the world’s most exquisite blue diamonds in person.”
The Blue Moon Diamond will be displayed on a temporary exhibition in the museum’s Gem Vault between September 13 and January 6, 2015.
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