In this post we will be looking at the world’s most expensive Pink Diamonds. Due to their rarity, pink diamonds are some of the most desirable in the world. With even small natural pink stones often fetching thousands of pounds a carat, it not surprising that the finest examples in large sizes have set many world record prices, not only for pink stones but all diamonds.
In all of our most expensive series, we only look at singular stones. This was we can calculate the price per carat, which unfortunately cannot be done with pairs found in earrings or sets found in necklaces.
Weight: 14.93 Carats
Sale: Christie’s, Hong Kong, 28th November 2017
Sale Price USD: $31.9 Million
Sale Price GBP: £24.1 Million
The 14.93 Carat weight of the Pink Promise means that it is the smallest diamond in this list but that doesn’t take anything away from how amazing it is. The final cut of this diamond really brings out the stunning pink colour that is possesses and the setting only makes it more impressive and the sale price of $31.9 million reflects this.
Weight: 34.65 Carats
Sale: Christie’s, New York, 16th April 2013
Sale Price USD: $39.3 Million
Sale Price GBP: £25.6 Million
The Princie Diamond came to auction amongst much excitement in 2013 and the interest that surrounded the stone kick started a period of some of the finest coloured diamonds ever found coming to auction. While the sale price of $39.3 Million meant that it did not become the world’s most most expensive diamond it certainly set the standard for those that would follow. The fancy intense pink, cushion cut 34.65 carat diamond is a truly exquisite example and at the time of sale, it was the largest pink diamond ever sold at auction.
Weight: 24.78 Carats
Sale: Sotheby’s, Geneva, 16th November 2010
Sale Price USD: $46.1 Million
Sale Price GBP: £28.7 Million
In 2010 Laurence Graff, one of the world’s most famed diamond dealer broke every previous record when he purchased the 24.78 fancy intense pink diamond. The $46.1 million sale price broke the previous record price which was held by the The Wittelsbach Diamond which sold for $24.3 Million in 2008. Even though there have been many diamonds sold since 2010 with very large price tags, the Graff Pink is still the 4th most expensive diamond ever sold.
Weight: 18.96 Carats
Sale: Christie’s, Geneva, 13th November 2018
Sale Price USD: $50 Million
Sale Price GBP: £38.5 Million
Referred to by many as the World’s finest pink diamond, the exceptional 18.96 carat, VS1 clarity, fancy vivid pink diamond is a true contender for the moniker. While it did not set a world record sale price, the $2.6 million per carat price was a record price and it would have to be something truly special to beat it. The diamond was originally owned by the Oppenheimer family and its new owner is another whose legacy is just as spectacular, the man fittingly known as ‘The King of Diamonds’ Harry Winston.
Weight: 59.60 Carats
Sale: Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, 4th April 2017
Sale Price USD: $71.1 Million
Sale Price GBP: £57.1 Million
The Pink Star Diamond is a truly once in a lifetime discovery. Weighing 59.60 carats makes this the largest fancy vivid pink diamond ever sold at auction and also the largest one ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America. The final price of $71.1 million meant that it beat nearly every record relating to diamonds, it became not only the most expensive pink diamond ever sold but also the most expensive diamond ever sold and by a considerable margin. The previous record holder was The Oppenheimer Blue diamond that sold for $57.5 million a year earlier.
All prices were calculated using the historical exchange rate tool on xe.com from the sale price that was found on the websites of the respective auction houses.
We would like to thank Sotheby’s and Christie’s for the images that we used in this post.