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Diamantaire Ehud Laniado Dies at 65

Mercury Diamond owner suffered heart attack during surgery at Paris clinic.
Mar 4, 2019 8:43 AM   By Rapaport News
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 Israeli-Belgian diamantaire Ehud Laniado died Saturday at 65, following a heart attack during surgery at a Paris clinic, local media reported.

Laniado, the founder of Mercury Diamond, a diamond-pricing consultancy firm, was undergoing an elective procedure, according to French magazine Le Point. Emergency personnel were unable to revive him.

The industry veteran began his career as a polished-price forecaster in Africa in his early 20s, according to his personal website. He also served as the chairman of several international diamond businesses, and developed proprietary computerized valuation systems for rough and polished stones.

In 2015, as the chairman of Cora International, Laniado sold the Blue Moon of Josephine, a 12.03-carat, fancy-vivid blue diamond. That piece fetched $4.1 million per carat at Sotheby‚Äôs, making it one of the most expensive diamonds sold at auction.

Image: Ehud Laniado. (Mercury Diamond)
Tags: Blue Moon of Josephine, Cora International, Ehud Laniado, Mercury Diamond, Rapaport News
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