The ‘De Beers Millennium Jewel 4’, a rare Oval Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond weighing 10.10 carats – the largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction Photo: AFP The ‘De Beers Millennium Jewel 4’, a rare Oval Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond weighing 10.10 carats – the largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction Photo: AFP
The ‘De Beers Millennium Jewel 4’, a rare Oval Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond weighing 10.10 carats – the largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction Photo: AFP

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The ‘De Beers Millennium Jewel 4’, a rare Oval Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond weighing 10.10 carats – the largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction Photo: AFP The ‘De Beers Millennium Jewel 4’, a rare Oval Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond weighing 10.10 carats – the largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction Photo: AFP
The ‘De Beers Millennium Jewel 4’, a rare Oval Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond weighing 10.10 carats – the largest oval fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction Photo: AFP
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