The 'Oppenheimer Blue' has sold for a hammer price of 50.6 million Swiss francs ($51.3 million), setting a new record for a diamond sold at auction.
The 14.62-carat stone, billed as the largest Vivid Blue diamond ever put up for auction, obliterated Christie's pre-sale estimate range of between 38 million and 45 million Swiss francs.
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