Are these the most expensive diamond rings in the world?
As recent auctions show, collectors are prepared to pay more than ever for diamonds – especially for an elusive pink or blue gem. 2016 has been a record-breaking year for diamond prices at auction and, with that in mind, here’s a look at some of the most expensive diamond rings in the world.
The Blue Diamond Ring
The Bulgari’s blue diamond ‘Trombino’ ring, made in the 1960s, is thought to hold the record as the most expensive blue diamond in history. The main feature of the ring is a 5.30-carat fancy deep blue diamond, which sold for $9.5 million when it was auctioned by Bonham’s in 2013. The buyer was Lawrence Graff.
The Vivid or Unique Pink
In 2016, a 15.38-carat vivid pink pear-shaped diamond was sold for $31.6 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, which set a world record for any jewellery auction. The ring was bought by an Asian buyer, and according to Forbes Magazine, is the largest pear shaped fancy vivid diamond ever to come to auction.
The Winston Blue
The fancy vivid blue flawless diamond now called The Winston Blue was bought at Christie’s Geneva in 2014 by US-based luxury jeweller Harry Winston, now owned by the Swatch Group. The 13.22-carat gem sold for US$24 million, almost US$2 million a carat, setting a new auction record.
The glamour of the diamond never goes out of fashion and keen collectors are ready to pay almost anything for them.
However, even if you don’t have a multi-million dollar budget, Diamonds by Design has the perfect ring for you. To find out more, to commission a piece, or to speak to our gemmologist, visit Diamonds by Design.