Owning a diamond the size of a rock (not literally) is a matter of pride. It’s something that takes the whole of life’s jewelry fund for some. For more affluent buyers, they come easier, but for a price. While some diamonds are for purchase, there are some massive ones that beyond the affordability of the 99% of the population. To this day, 5 such diamonds have been known to exist that can be labeled as the most expensive gems in the world. If your love for diamond is overwhelming, here is a short piece that may make a nice read for you.
Chopard’s Blue Diamond
Chopard’s blue diamond is mounted on a ring which has been rated as one of the rarest and most beautiful diamond jewelry of all time. This piece is prized for its exclusivity and prestige. It is an oval-shaped diamond, blue in color and weighs 9 carats. The stone is set in an 18 carat white gold jewelry. The stone is accented by clear triangular diamonds on all sides. The Chopard blue diamond is priced at $16. 26 million, which for the record is the least pricy in our list.
Heart of the Ocean
The second most beautiful diamond of all time, and also one of the most expensive ones is the Heart of the Ocean, famously introduced to public eye by a replica in Titanic, the movie. Set in a necklace as shown in the movie, this diamond is 15 carats in weight and is worth $20 million. Funny thing is, with the fame and glory accrued by the stone from the movie itself, even the knock off Heart of Ocean neckpieces won’t sell for lesser than $3 million.
Laurence Graff Pink Diamond
Laurence Graff, a private collector bought a pink diamond that was priced $1.85 million for every carat. Set in a platinum ring, this one came with a price tag of $46.2 million, which, like the Heart of the Ocean, was also a product of Harry Winston. The stone weighs a massive 24.78 carat and is titled one of the most precious of diamonds ever mined on this terra firma. The stone was shaped into a rectangular cut with delicate round corners.
The Perfect Pink Diamond
The perfect pink diamond is a magnificent colored diamond that weighs 14.23 carat and costs $23.2 million. They call it the “perfect” pink diamond for its high-grade color, perfect cut and crystal clarity. The stone features a pink shade that is so rare in diamonds that records state there are only 18 other pieces that have been valued this high so far.
L’Incomparable Diamond Neckpiece
The priciest entry on this list is the L’Incomparable necklace. Embedded with diamonds weighing 407.48 carats, this necklace is worth a crippling $5 million. What’s remarkable about this piece is that the diamond it bears not only clear ones, but yellow diamonds. The necklace is designed using 91 diamonds cut differently. Of the total weight, 229.52 carat is achromatic while the rest is colored diamonds. The chain is crafted with 18 carat rose gold.