The Most Impressive Diamonds to Have Ever Been Auctioned
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, they are also an auctioneer’s dream come true. Some of the most impressive stones have fetched seemingly outrageous prices and their beauty cannot be denied. Are you curious to learn more about which diamonds have truly risen above the rest? Let’s take a look at a handful of stones, their prices, and what made them so truly unique.
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The Graff Pink Diamond:
In terms of expensive diamonds, the Graff Pink certainly rises to the top of our list. This massive stone weighed an incredible 23.88 carats; certainly a sight to be seen. However, what truly set the value of the Graff Pink (as you may have guessed) was its unique color. Pink is an extremely rare hue and very few diamonds of this quality are known to exist. This is why it seems only logical that the Graff Pink sold for no less than $46 million dollars. At the time that this article was written, this was the most expensive diamond to ever have been auctioned.
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond:
Weighing in at 31.06 carats, the Wittelsbach-Graff diamond is another stone that delighted buyers when it was first put up for auction. While its deep gray-blue color turned heads, the history of this stone is just as unique. Its origins can be traced back to 1644 when it was gifted to the daughter of Felipe IV of Spain. Over time, the diamond was lost, stolen, bought, and subsequently resold. Interestingly enough, its size was slightly reduced in order to enhance its qualities. This diamond is now rated as internally flawless and it sold for $24.3 million dollars.
The Chloe Diamond:
In terms of sheer size, this next diamond is certainly not to be reckoned with. The Chloe Diamond offers a total of 84.37 carats. It is therefore the largest stone to be featured within this list. It was also named after the daughter of the founder of the Guess company. While colorless, the Chloe Diamond is still stunning to behold thanks to its round brilliant cut, and flawless appearance. So, we can certainly appreciate why it fetched a cool $16.2 million dollars at a Sotheby’s auction.
The Sun-Drop Diamond:
The name of this next diamond hints at its unique characteristics. The Sun-Drop is a pear-shaped stone with a striking yellow hue. It sold in November 2011 for a sum of 12.36 million dollars. Although the weight of 11.03 carats signifies that the stone is slightly smaller than those mentioned previously, its beauty cannot be denied. We have to wonder if its price will increase in the event that it comes up for auction in the future.
These are some of the most stunning diamonds to ever have been auctioned off to the public. While each is unforgettable in its own right, perhaps the main takeaway point here is that some individuals are willing to pay incredible sums of money to own such immortal examples of beauty.