Jewels That Are Hard to Believe Actually Exist

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Blue Moon of Josephine

The Blue Moon of Josephine is a gorgeous 12.03-carat blue diamond. It was mined in January 2014 in South Africa. It was initially assessed as being worth $15-$20 million but eventually sold for $48.4 million.

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The diamond, declared as flawless by experts, was auctioned off by Sotheby’s to Hong Kong billionaire and fugitive Joseph Lau Luen-hung. He named it after his then seven-year-old daughter, Josephine. Interestingly enough, the blue diamond displays a red tint when observed under ultraviolet light.

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