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The world's most expensive diamonds

While auction records are frequently broken by some of the world’s most rare and beautiful gemstones, recent sales imply that global demand for diamonds reign supreme.


From ancient diamonds to new discoveries, the stones featured below showcase some of the most fascinating natural creations in the world today. And if the record-breaking sales achieved by auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s are any indication, it would appear that they’re also highly sought after.

Classic white diamonds still do make the record books but it’s coloured diamonds that have been generating headlines in the past few years. Travelling from China, London and everywhere in between, budding buyers prove the demand for coloureds is increasing.

Here, Jeweller has summarised the diamonds that have garnered the highest prices at auction in the past four years. 

 

 

The Orange


Type: Almond-shaped, 14.82-carat vivid orange diamond

 

 

 

Price: US$35 million (AU$38m)
Buyer: Anonymous
Auctioneer: Christie’s
Date sold: November 2013
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Graff Vivid Yellow ring


Type: 100.1-carat vivid yellow diamond
Price: US$16.3 million (AU$17.4m)
Buyer: Anonymous
Auctioneer: Sotheby’s
Date sold: May 2014
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The Blue


Type: 13.22-carat, vivid blue diamond
Price: $US23.8 million (AU$25.4m)
Buyer: Harry Winston
Auctioneer: Christie’s
Date sold: May 2014
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Graff Pink


Type: 24.78-carat pink diamond
Price: US$50million (AU$53.3m)
Buyer: Laurence Graff
Auctioneer: Sotheby’s
Date sold: November 2010
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Yet to be determined


Type: Oval-cut, 118.28-carat, D flawless white diamond
Price: HKD$238.7 million (AU$32.5m)
Buyer: Anonymous
Auctioneer: Sotheby’s Hong Kong
Date sold: October 2013
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Princie


Type: Cushion-cut, 34.65-carat fancy pink diamond
Price: US$39.3 million (AU$38m)
Buyer: Anonymous
Auctioneer: Christie’s
Date sold: April 2013
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Yet to be determined


Type: 28.86-carat brilliant cut D-colour diamond
Price: US$6.9million (AU$$6.56m)
Buyer: Anonymous
Auctioneer: Sotheby’s Hong Kong
Date sold: April 2013
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The Star of China


Type: 75.36-carat, D-coloured, briolette diamond
Price: US$11.2million (AU$12.8m)
Buyer: Tiffany Chen
Auctioneer: Christie’s Hong Kong
Date sold: June 2013
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Pink Star


Type: Oval-cut 60-carat fancy pink diamond
Price: US$83 million (AU$89m), sale since fallen through
Buyer: Isaac Wolf
Auctioneer: Sotheby’s
Date sold: November 2013
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