We are all rather confident about the price of the diamonds, it is very expensive. But are we aware of the most expensive diamond stones in the world? The rarest diamonds are those that are large in size, or with remarkable color and clarity. Most of them are formed 500km below the Earth’s crust, and over 3 billion years old. Diamonds are created when carbon is exposed to both huge pressure and heat. Now let’s look into the details of diamonds which ranks on the top of the expensive list.
The Moussaieff Red Diamond — Up to $8 million
Red diamonds are among the rarest and most sought after diamonds in the world. Found in Brazil in the 1990’s, the Moussaieff Red is currently the largest natural-colored red diamond graded by the Gemological Institute of America. It is sometimes cited as a trilliant cut, weighing 5.11 carats and was exhibited at the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in 2003 and 2005.
The Heart of Eternity — $16 million
There are only 1% Blue diamonds in the world. The Heart of Eternity was excavated in the South African Premier Diamond Mine. It is said that in 2012 boxer Floyd Mayweather purchased the diamond for his fiancée, Shantel Jackson.
The Perfect Pink — $23.2 million
What make this gemstone so rare are its size and the intensity of the pink color. This Fancy Intense Pink diamond is a 14.23 ct emerald cut diamond.
The Wittelsbach Diamond — $23.4 million
This fancy deep blue, internally flawless diamond has belonged to both Spanish and German royalty since it arrived in Europe in the 1600s.
The Winston Blue — $23.8 million
Originally called the Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond, this stone was renamed “The Winston Blue” after Harry Winston purchased it in 2014. Weighing in at 13.22ct, it is the largest diamond of its kind said to be graded by the GIA. This pear shaped internally flawless diamond cost almost $2 million per carat when it sold in 2014, setting a new world record for the price per carat of a blue diamond.
The Pink Star — $71.2 million
The Pink Star, previously known as the Steinmetz Pink was mined in South Africa in 1999, is supposedly the largest diamond to have been graded a Fancy Vivid Pink. This is a a flawless, oval diamond weighing a huge 59.60 carats. Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, a Hong Kong based business, bought the Pink Star from Sotheby’s auction in 2017 in a telephone bid.