I have to thank Mika of Photos Tricks for drawing my attention to this little gem.
A record price of 10.5 million Swiss francs (that’s US$9.5m or £6.2m) has been paid for a rare blue diamond at an auction in Geneva.
You can find out more about it here
It’s pretty and sparkly so perhaps I will put ‘blue diamond’ on my shopping list When I am Rich. Or a yellow one, or pink … Why not a whole rainbow of diamonds?
But what will I do with it? It’s not the kind of thing you can wear every day. Or leave lying around.
Along with the diamond I will have to
- buy a safe
- install a top-of-the-range burglar alarm
- hire a security guard to accompany me whenever I wear it
- pay a huge amount of money to insure it
- employ a therapist to help me deal with the stress of owning something so valuable
On second thoughts … it’s only a stone, and a very small stone at that.
And just think how many lives £6.2 million could transform.