Diamond sold for record $58.2 million

The “Oppenheimer Blue” diamond sold today for more than $58.2 million including fees, crushing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction.

Capping a lively and even laughter-filled auction at Christie’s, the hammer came down to applause as the 14.62-carat stone, billed as the largest Vivid Blue diamond ever put up for auction, went to an unidentified buyer.

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