5 Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Auctioned

By Investopedia. May 7th 2016

The Sun Drop Diamond, weighing in at 110.3 carats, was auctioned on Nov. 15, 2011 at Sotheby's for over $10.9 million. Including commission, the telephone bidder paid about $12.3 million for the rare stone, but is that really all that extravagant? Not when compared to the five other diamonds that auctioned for as much as three times more than the Sun Drop.

Vivid Pink Diamond
The Vivid Pink Diamond was auctioned at Christie's for $11.7 million or $12.35 million after adjusting for inflation. This is a five carat diamond mined in South Africa, and has a rare pink color. This particular diamond was of very high quality in both color and clarity. It was purchased by an Asian collector in 2009.

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