Rare, natural blue diamond to be auctioned by Tzoffey's 1818

Rare, natural blue diamond to be auctioned by Tzoffey's 1818

07.03.2013: ....during U.S. / International Diamond Week in Israel Photo caption: A vivid blue, 1.93 carat heart shaped diamond

....during U.S. / International Diamond Week in Israel   


Photo caption:  A vivid blue, 1.93 carat heart shaped diamond

A natural vivid blue unique heart shape diamond, weighing 1.93 carat, is one of the show pieces at the auction of exclusive gems and jewelry organized by Tzoffey's 1818 to be held during the inaugural US/International Diamond Week at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), March 17-20. When sold, the stone may fetch more than a million dollars per carat.

"Natural blue diamonds are without doubt the most rare and therefore most expensive category among natural color diamonds," said Avner Sofiov, owner of the French-Israeli auction house Tzoffey's. He recalled that the last two blue diamonds that were sold at auction by Sotheby's fetched extraordinary prices.

 "In May 2012, a marquise-shaped blue diamond of 2.07 carat was sold for $1.85 milllion, and in November a briolet-cut stone of 10.48 carat sold for more than $1 million per carat. The quality of this 1.93 heart shape is higher than the stones sold by Sotheby's and I am very curious how much this stone will fetch!" he added.

The blue diamond, together with hundreds of other, high-quality gemstones and jewelry pieces, can be viewed in a special viewing area adjacent to the trading hall of the Israel Diamond Exchange, from March 17 to 20. Bids are to be submitted in closed envelopes. The exact time of the auction's conclusion and its results will be announced shortly.

In addition to the Tzoffey's auction, I Hennig/ Fusion Alternatives, and the Rapaport Company will hold two auctions of polished diamonds. These polished auctions are being held in addition to rough diamond tenders organized by I Hennig/Fusion Alternatives and Ediamond.

Buyers will be offered four free hotel nights at the Leonardo Hotel, located opposite the Ramat Gan diamond exchange complex. The complimentary hotel accommodation is being provided courtesy of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI).
Participating companies *

Rami Birenbaum ● Amtalai Diamonds ● Lior Martin Ltd. ● Petka Ben Yehuda ● Rafael Vardi ● Y.L Golan Diamonds Ltd. ● David Vardi ● Dov Diamonds ● David Levy Diamonds ● My Class Diamonds ● Avnit Diamonds ● Moshe Barzilai 2000 ● Ovadia Diamonds ● Paloma Diamonds ● Eliaz Diamonds ● Eitan Grosman ● Dov Schlafrok ● S. Juwal and Co. ● A.R.D ● Selection Diamond ● Moti Kashi ● Dalior Diamonds ● Beta Diamonds Ltd ● Asherian Diamonds Ltd. ● Dor Diamonds ● Moshe Levy ● Diamond Boutique ● EFD ● Reuven Davidov Diamonds ● Nof Ofer Diamonds Ltd ● Rony Duek Diamonds Ltd. ● Shirtal ● Belisdiam ● E.Shiri Diamonds 2001 Ltd ● S.A Diamonds ● A.G. Yakobov ● Moti Cahana Diamonds ● Kesy Diamonds ● Lugano Diamonds ● Regent Diamonds Ltd. ● UNA Diamonds Ltd. ● MRD Diamonds Ltd. ● Boris Davidov ● Pinchasi Diamonds ● Amiram Gertler Diamonds ● Aharoni Diamonds ● B.M Diamonds 2007 Ltd. ● Sahar Atid ● A. Dalumi ● Y Dvash ● I.J Diamonds Ltd. ● Pini Yakobi ● Banis Diamonds ● TBC ● ESY Diamonds Ltd. ● AX Exchange ● D.M.G International Ltd. ● Eyal Badichi Diamonds Ltd.. ● Alon Avinoam Diamonds Ltd. ● Penta Diamonds ● Majestic ● Israel Itzak Diamond Manufacturing ● Ben Yamin Diamonds ● DDS Ltd. ● D.B.O ● Yakobov & Son ● Leo Schachter Diamonds Ltd. ● Mr. Diamond ● Mordechai Turgeman ● Nisay Diamonds Ltd. ● Ben Yona Diamonds Ltd. ● Jacob Babayev ● Yoshe Diamonds International Ltd ● Firestone Diamond Ltd. ● Josef Frei Ltd. ● MID House of Diamonds Ltd. ● Andre Messika ● Rosy Blue Sales ● Royal Gem (Israel) Ltd. ● Eshed -Diam. Ltd. ● Fabian Holtzman Diamonds Ltd. ● Kuperman Bros. ● Sienna Diamonds Ltd. ● O.T.D Diamonds Ltd ● Eli Melamed Diamonds ● EDAH Diamonds Ltd. ● Kessel Diamonds Ltd. ● Leibish & Co. Ltd. ● Briza Lior Ltd. ● Tuvia Yakarngi ● Oren Zofiof ● Joe Brima Ltd. ● SHA Diamonds Ltd. ● Luz Diamonds Ltd. ● Alex Daniel Diamonds ● Aharon Shakaroff ● Melees by size ● DDS Ltd. ● Aharonoff Creations ● Goa Diamonds ● Royal T Diamonds Ltd. ● Victory Diamonds ● Sorum ● A.B.T ● Eurostone ● Lustig Brothers ● Briza B. Shine (2003) Ltd. ● Treasure Diamonds ● Lustig Brothers Ltd. ●  Eliyahu Bashari ● Z.Y. Bernstein Ltd ● Shaul Ichak Diamond Mnfc.● 4C's Ltd. ● Shmuel Porti ● Moshe Namdar - Masingita ● Elul Diamonds Ltd. ● Arie Pienica Diamonds Ltd .● Source Diamonds Ltd.● Windiam Israel Ltd. ● Premier Gem Corp. ● AV Milestone ● Eliezer Broide ● EMA Diamonds ● Yahalomei Thelet ● Emma Janover Diamonds Ltd. ● Haba Diamonds ● Dream Diamonds ● Beldiam Diamonds 1982 Ltd. ●Lior Gross ● D&D Sales Diamonds ● Wertheimer & Fruchter ● Shanel ● Eyal Sasson ● Ideal Diamonds LTd. ● NFC Diamionds ● Ajami Diamonds ● Jacob Mermelstein ● ATS Diamonds 2008 ● GIB Diamonds ● Bereshit Diamonds ● Seren Diamonds ● Udi Limor ● RDS ● Dvorah Nissim ● S. Ronen Diamonds ● Yoni Salton ● Yossi Yerushalmi ● Avi Yarkoni ● Benma Diamonds ● Vulcan & Co. Diamonds ● M. Mattis @ Co. ● Yona Lev ● Ben Yamin Cohen ● Diamonds & Jewelry Ltd. ● ELD Diamonds ● DTCI (Israel) Ltd. ● Rotem Diamonds ● Dayagi Abraham Diamonds Ltd. ● Gemhouse International ● Adicom Diamonds ●Yerushalmi Bros. ● Idan Diamonds ● Niru Diamonds Israel (1987) Ltd. ● Stuller Diamonds International ● DiamondFloor ● A. Schwartz & Sons Diamonds Ltd. ● E.Z. Diamonds Ltd. ● Nesher Diamonds
* List is not complete

- Almor Ya'akov -  also photo ISDE

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