Diamonds are supposed to be every girl's best friend, but will diamonds still remain your best friend if it cost more than $1 million? If you own these drool-worthy jewels, then you can even make the Queen of England jealous.
These 10 most expensive diamond rings ever made will delight and amaze you. This article has complete list of what you desire for in a diamond. You will wish that you had a sneaky few million dollars in your pocket so that you could snag one of these.
These rings have appeared in famous auction houses, adorned royal hands, and have been gazed upon by public and private eyes. When it comes to exquisite, refined, and delicate style, these rings do not disappoint. However, all you can do is, just sit back and gaze at the reds, yellows, blues, and pinks that await you. You may need to sit down for this and cherish these beautiful most expensive diamond rings.
1. Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond- $80 million
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond, worth $80 million. It is 31.06 carats, a deep-blue color, and boasts perfect clarity. A total of 3 experts worked on cutting the diamond to get it just right. It was discovered at the end of the 17th century in the Kollur Mine Guntur District of India, it originally belonged to King Philip IV of Spain. It is an oval-cut diamond which was looked by thousands upon thousands of people at the National Museum of Natural History, and it also belonged at one point to the Austrian and Bavarian Crown Jewels.
2. Pink Star Diamond Ring- $72 million
This is the second most expensive ring worth 72 million dollar. The record-setting diamond was originally sold to Isaac Wolf. Mined in Africa, the diamond looks like a huge scarab beetle, but it is indeed a pink diamond. It is the heaviest one to put on your finger and we doubt you would be able to lift your hand. Also called The Pink Dream, it is a national treasure and comes in at 59.60 carats with perfect clarity. It is an oval-shape stone and underwent polishing and cutting for two years to achieve the perfect look. Originally, it was 132.5 carats in its natural state.
3. The Graff Pink- $46.2 million
The Graff Pink diamond ring was sold at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong. It fetched almost double the expected auction price! It was sold by Harry Winston, a famous jeweller who let it go sixty years ago. During all those years, the ring has been kept hidden. The diamond is 24.78 carats of luxury and elegance, and its hardly ever found pink colour is to die for!
4. The Winston Blue- $23.8 million
This was named by Harry Winston jewellers. This is a flawless, vivid blue diamond; that biggest one in the entire world! It's a whooper-- 13.22 carats, a world record, and apparently worth nearly 24 million dollars. The teardrop-shaped diamond looks absolutely perfect. Moreover, it is one of the most expensive jewels you can find on a ring. Mined in South Africa, it is joined on both sides by two pear-shaped diamonds, weighing about 1 carat each. The Winston Blue was certified by the Gemological Institute of America on March 25, 2014.
5. Perfect Pink Diamond- $23.2 million
It was a record-breaking jewel sold at an auction. It is a 14.23-carat pink diamond that sold at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong. It has been cut into a rectangle shape; the jewel is a rare shade of pink. So this one is working as a double-delight for you! In fact, there are only about 18 diamonds in the world that weigh more than 10-carats and have been sold at auction. As the name suggests, this ring would be best suited to the finger of a princess.
6. The Vivid Yellow- $16.3 million
If you love yellow, then this is the perfect diamond for you. The Vivid Yellow is humongous, and it is actually one of the largest cut diamonds in the world, across all colours. It was sold at a Sotheby's Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. This one is the most expensive yellow diamond of all time. This diamond looks like a tiny daffodil in both colour and shape. It features two diamonds on the side, totalling more than 100 carats and looks like it would seriously weigh down someone's hand!
7. Chopard Blue Diamond Ring- $16.26 million
One of the most expensive rings in the world is the Chopard Blue Diamond Ring. At almost 17 million dollars, it features a stunning oval-shaped blue diamond with a band in 18 karats of white gold. The band itself is even embedded with smaller white diamonds. It came from a deposit of boron, which was responsible for the striking shade of blue. It looks like a combination of light aquamarine blue and bright teal. This ring comes from Chopard jewellers, a Swiss company that is known worldwide for its elegance and being a "cut" above the rest. But sorry, even being at number 7, you still will not be able to buy this.
8. The Bulgari Blue- $15.7 million
This ring has set a record at auction when it was sold for nearly 16 million dollars. The biggest blue diamond in a triangle cut in the world! It features a 9.87-carat white diamond alongside a 10.95-carat Vivid Blue diamond. It was first in Rome in the 1970s before making its way to North America, where Christie's was holding on to it for safe keeping. The original price estimation for The Bulgari Blue diamond is actually three times lower than what it is worth now. It was originally given to a very lucky lady; the wife of a jewellery collector after she gave birth to their first son. Worth it!
9. The Vivid Pink- $11.8 million
A bidder at Christie's in Hong Kong went for this brilliant beauty. The Vivid Pink diamond ring went for nearly 12 million dollars, but what a beauty it is! It is a cushion-cut and was mined all the way in South Africa. This ring is also well-known for its rare and exotic beauty; that hard-to-find pink colour would make any girl go for this! At the Asian auction, the ring was dubbed the "glittering star," and it is quite easy to see why! The 5-carat diamond is sure to make anyone who sees it up close and personal, very happy.
10. Blue Diamond Ring- $10 million
The Blurb 6.01 carat, blue diamond in a cushion shape, surrounded by a smaller pink diamond on either side. It was sold to an anonymous bidder at auction. This ring too was sold in Hong Kong and the original expected price was actually within the 2.5-million-dollar range. The fact that this ring sold for three times that amount just goes to show how truly exquisite it is. Vividly-bright light blue stands out, while the pink offsets the striking composition.