39-carat blue diamond up for sale

June 28, 2021

A high-quality blue diamond weighing 39.34 carats has been recovered from Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine in South Africa. Photo courtesy Petra Diamond[1]
A 39.34-carat blue diamond recovered from Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine in South Africa is up for sale.
Photo courtesy Petra Diamond

Petra Diamonds is looking for a buyer for a high-quality blue diamond weighing 39.34 carats recovered from its Cullinan mine in South Africa.

The Type IIb diamond was found in April[2]. It is of exceptional quality, the company says, both in colour and clarity.

The blue rough may fetch up to US$50 million, National Jeweler reports[3]. Viewings of the diamond will take place into July, including a stop in New York from July 7 to 9.

Cullinan has produced many notable finds in recent years, including:

  1. [Image]: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SA_Petra.jpg
  2. found in April: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/news/39-carat-blue-diamond-found-in-south-africa-2/
  3. National Jeweler reports: https://www.nationaljeweler.com/articles/9907-petra-puts-39-carat-blue-diamond-up-for-sale
  4. which sold for just under US$15 million: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/news/425-carat-legacy-diamond-sells-for-15-million/
  5. which sold for US$14.9 million: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/news/20-carat-blue-diamond-sells-for-14-9m/
  6. sold for US$12.18 million last month: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/news/299-carat-diamond-sells-for-12m/

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