A Rare Blue Diamond Breaks Records in Asia
on 06 April 2016
An extraordinary 10.10-carat blue diamond broke records yesterday after selling for $31.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The rare gem—which holds the highest classification for colored diamonds called “fancy vivid”—is now the most expensive diamond to have sold in Asia. But behind the massive jewel’s glamorous sparkle hides a dubious history involving a foiled heist attempt, “stone burning,” and more. Head to CNN to read more about the incredible gem.