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Incredible diamond prices for 9 coloured diamonds

Over the past years, we have increasingly seen astonishing jewellery and gemstones being sold by reputed auction houses all over the world.

These pieces of jewellery and stones are often bought by connoisseurs and collectioneurs, and they have made the headlines when being sold for world record breaking prices more than oft.

We would like to share with you the top 9 coloured diamonds that we selected, that were auctioned at either Sotheby’s or Christie’s over the past years and their record diamond prices.

  • 1.00 carat classic diamond earrings in white gold with six prongs From USD 670
    (excl. VAT)
  • 0.50 carat solitaire ring in white gold with princess diamond and side diamonds From USD 2.110
    (excl. VAT)
  • 1.20 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold with side diamonds From USD 3.400
    (excl. VAT)
  • 0.50 carat solitaire ring (half set) in yellow gold with side diamonds From USD 3.060
    (excl. VAT)


This extraordinary fancy vivid blue diamond, the Oppenheimer Blue, broke all records by fetching $ 57,541,779 at the auction by Christie’s in Geneva in May 2016. Weighing 14.62 carats it is the largest fancy vivid blue diamond to be sold at an auction.


This breath-taking diamond was sold for a whopping $ 48,468,158 by Sotheby’s Geneva in November 2015, breaking the world auction records for price-per-carat for any diamond or gemstone. It is an exceptional fancy vivid blue diamond, it weighs 12.03 carats and was graded internally flawless.


The Graff pink is a breath-taking fancy intense pink diamond weighing 24.78 carats. It is VVS2 to potentially flawless and is a round cornered rectangular step diamond. It was sold for an incredible diamond price of $ 46,158,674 in November 2010 by Sotheby’s Geneva.


The Princie diamond, comes from the Golconda region in India. It was sold by Christie’s New York in April 2013 for $ 39,323,750. It is a magnificent fancy intense pink cushion shaped diamond weighing 34.65 carats. It was graded VS2 in clarity.


This beautiful orange diamond was graded fancy vivid orange. It weighs 14.82 carats, it is a VS1 and it is pear shaped. It sold for an outstanding diamond price of $ 35,540,612 by Christie’s Geneva in November 2013.


This diamond broke all world records for any fancy vivid pink diamonds when it was sold by Sotheby’s very recently in May 2016 for $ 31,561,200. It is pear-shaped and weighs 15.38 carats. It was graded VVS2 in clarity.


The breath-taking Winston Blue flawless fancy vivid blue diamond sold for $ 23,795,372 by Christie’s Geneva in May 2014. It weighs 13.22 carats and is pear shaped.


The Martian Pink is stunning fancy intense pink brilliant cut diamond weighing 12.04 carats and graded VS1.It was sold by Christie’s Hong Kong in May 2012 for $ 17,395,728.


This fancy vivid yellow cushion modified brilliant diamond weighing an incredible 100.09 carats was sold by Sotheby’s Geneva in May 2014 for $ 16,347,847.


Diamonds are BAUNAT’s core business. We strive to provide you with the best diamonds and diamond prices on the market, coupled with outstanding service and talented designers to manufacture your jewellery here in Antwerp.

Written by: CHLOÉ POUPON-DUMONTET Diamond Jewellery Advisor

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