5.Zoe Diamond - $32.6 million
In 2014, the collection of Rachel Mellon, wife of the late philanthropist Paul Mellon, was auctioned at Sotheby's. The crowning jewel of the collection and its most sought-after item by potential buyers was the Zoe diamond. The gem was classified as a flamboyantly bright blue diamond weighing 9.75 carats. Initially, experts believed it would fetch about $15 million. However, the Zoe diamond shocked everyone when the bidding stopped at $32.6 million. This made the Zoe diamond not only the most expensive blue diamond in the world, but also the most expensive diamond in terms of price to weight ratio - 3.3 million per 1 carat.
4. "Graff Pink" (Graff Pink) - $ 46.2 million
In 2010, representatives of the Sotheby's auction house expected that this ring would fetch a good profit when it was put up for auction. They never imagined it would sell for more than $40 million. This ring became one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry ever. The owner of this ring, which is encrusted with a 24.78 carat pink diamond, was once the famous jeweler Harry Winston. In addition to the fact that the diamond has a very rare color, it is considered one of the best diamonds mined in history. In 2010, diamond dealer Lawrence Graff bought the stone, which is currently known as the Pink Graff. He bought it for more than the $27-38 million that Sotheby's representatives had hoped to get for it.
3.L'Incomparable Diamond Necklace - $55 million
Third place on our list of the most expensive jewelry in the world is a piece of jewelry that holds several records. The Incomparable Diamond Necklace was created by the famous Mouawad company. It is considered the most expensive necklace in the world, and includes the world's largest internally flawless diamond weighing 407.48 carats, known as Incomparable. In addition to the huge yellow diamond, the necklace features smaller diamonds weighing a total of 230 carats. Even more amazing is the fact that the necklace was created by a little girl who found a rough diamond weighing 890 carats in a pile of cobblestones in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1980s. After being resold by numerous diamond dealers, the diamond underwent four years of study and cutting before reaching the state it is in today.
2.Pink Star Diamond Ring (Pink Star Diamond Ring) - $72 million
Until November 2013, the Pink Graff held the record as the most expensive diamond ring ever sold at auction. Then came the Pink Star Diamond. The huge oval-shaped diamond at auction weighed 59.6 carats. The diamond was cut from a rough diamond weighing 132.5 carats that was mined by DeBeers in Africa. Experts who witnessed the sale of the diamond said that its size and quality are superior to all diamonds that have existed and do exist in private or royal collections around the world. So why is there an asterisk next to the price? Some people have estimated this diamond at $83 million, which is the price it was sold for at auction. The problem is that shortly after Isaac Wolf bought this diamond at auction, he went bankrupt and the ring went back to Sotheby's where it is currently valued at $72 million.
1.The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond - $80 million
At the top of our list is the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond, which has caused quite a bit of controversy. This piece of jewelry began its existence as a dark blue diamond weighing 35.56 carats and managed to be in both the Austrian and Bavarian crowns. In 2008, the London jeweler Lawrence Graff bought this gem for $23.4 million and immediately began altering it. In a move that infuriated other jewelers, Graff removed nearly 4.5 carats of the blue diamond, ultimately increasing its clarity and price. In 2011, it was revealed that Graff sold the Wittelsbach diamond to a member of the Qatari royal family for $80 million.