In 2016 some of the most significant stones sold at auction and reached record sales levels.  Below is a list of the top ten that fetched the highest prices:

The Oppenheimer Blue, a 14.62-carat fancy vivid blue rectangular-cat diamond fetched more than $58 million, a world record for any jewel sold at auction.

(Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels – May 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

 

The De Beers Millennium Blue, a 10.10-carat fancy vivid blue diamond sold for more than $32 million.

(Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite – April 2016)

 

 

 

The Unique Pink, a 15.38-carat pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond sold for a world auction record price for any fancy vivid pink diamond, fetching more than $31.5 million.

(Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels- May 2016).

 

 

 

 

The Cullinan Dream, a 24.18-carat mixed-cut fancy intense blue diamond, sold for more than $25.3 million. It is the largest fancy intense blue diamond ever to be offered at auction.

(Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels & the Cullinan Dream – May 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

A 17.07-carat fancy intense pink diamond with a step-cut sold for more than $20.7 million.

(Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels – November 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 9.14-carat fancy vivid pink pear-shaped diamond sold for more than $18.2 million.

Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels – November 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

Miroir de l’Amour (Mirror of Love), a pair of 52.55- and 50.47-carat pear-shaped D color, flawless type IIa diamond earrings, by Boehmer et Bassenge sold for nearly $17.7 million.  They are the world’s largest perfect pear-shaped diamond drops ever to be offered at auction.

(Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels – November 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 7.32-carat pear-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond sold for more than $17.1 million.

(Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale-  May 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

The Sky Blue Diamond, an 8.01-carat fancy vivid blue diamond mounted on a diamond ring designed by Cartier, sold for more than $17 million at (

9Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels – November 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aurora Green diamond, a 5.03-carat rectangular-cut fancy vivid green diamond, within a circular-cut pink diamond surround, sold for more than $16.8 million.

(Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels – May 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

And what didn’t sell this fancy 9.54-carat known as and the Shirley Temple Blue.

 

 


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