Congratulations to Sotheby’s on a record-busting sale. $32.6 million for the 9.75 carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond, now renamed the Zoe Diamond - at $3.3 million per carat the highest price per carat for any diamond. Could the Blue Moon top this? bit.ly/1uilovV
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Diamond industrialist Ehud Arye Laniado is a man passionate about diamonds. From his early 20s in Africa and later in Belgium honing his expertise in forecasting the value of polished diamonds by examining rough diamonds by hand, till today four decades later, as chairman of his international diamond businesses spanning mining, exploration, rough and polished diamond valuation, trading, manufacturing, retail and consultancy services, Laniado has mastered both the miniscule details of evaluating and pricing individual rough diamonds and the entire structure of the diamond industry. Today, his global operations are at the forefront of the industry, recognised in diamond capitals from Mumbai to Tel Aviv and Hong Kong to New York.