Recent talk of the town is the Bulgari Laguna blue diamond worn by Priyanka Chopra at the met gala 2023. The actress paired her alluring black slit gown with a 11.6 carats diamond necklace which worth USD 25 million and it is to be auctioned off after the event. Sotheby’s will auction off the elegant and superlative necklace in May.
Chopra Jonas’s necklace is an homage to Rome; its interlocking diamonds, set in platinum, are attached to the Laguna Blu Diamond in a design that echos the Bay Laurel wreaths worn by emperors of the Eternal City in a way that captivates in the light.
BULGARI is known for the usage of high quality, pearls, malachite and turquoise among other colorful gemstones in their jewelry. The diamond worn by pc is 11.6-carat natural ‘fancy vivid blue,’ the highest and rarest color grade for a blue diamond given by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
The Bulgari Laguna Blu is estimated to sell for over $25 million and is part of a wider collection by the same consignor, which includes another two white diamonds signed Bulgari, from the same early 1970s period, a pear-shaped diamond weighing 12.08 carats, and a step-cut diamond weighing 18.78 carats. The collection is completed by a fourth piece, signed Pederzani, a pear-shaped white diamond weighing 8.33 carats. They will be exhibited at the Mandarin Oriental in Geneva from May 11, ahead of their sale during Sotheby’s Luxury Week between May 12 to May 16.
Words of Olivier Wagner:
“It’s been such a privilege to see Priyanka Chopra Jonas wear this magnificent and bespoke Bulgari creation featuring the truly exceptional Laguna Blu Diamond on such a stellar occasion,” Olivier Wagner, Sotheby’s Geneva head of jewelry, says in a statement.
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