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Fancy owning this diamond? It will only cost you over a million pounds

The diamond is set in a Trombino ring made by the Italian jeweller Bulgari. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The New Bond Street auctioneers Bonhams have been showing off a 'fancy' deep-blue diamond which they will auction off on April 24th. Blue diamonds are very rare while the term 'fancy' is used to describe its intense colour.

Two years ago, Bonhams sold another blue diamond ring for £1.9m so their experts predict this one is likely to be sold for a similar sum.


Four days of Jubilee celebrations reach a climax

Four days of festivities for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee culminated this afternoon at Buckingham Palace. As she went onto the balcony, she was greeted by the sight of more than a million well wishers lining the full length The Mall.

London Tonight's Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports on the celebrations to honour the Queen and her 60 years of service:

Labour MP: Jubilee stewards left by roadside at 3am in London

Shadow Foreign Minister Kerry McCarthy has tweeted that a group of long-term unemployed jobseekers were forced to bring their own tents to the capital and left to "sleep" under London Bridge.


Just been on phone to one of the jubilee stewards. They had to bring their own tents and sleeping bags, but too cold and wet to sleep.


Arrived in London 3am, left by roadside, eventually taken to London Bridge to 'sleep' but had to start work 5am/5.30am.


Were told by Close Protection they'd get £450 for their work, then Tomorrow's People said it was 'work experience', unpaid.


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