Just in time for Valentine's Day...
Sotheby’s D-Grade Flawless Diamond (White Diamond)
Price: $16 million
This flawless white diamond--arguably the finest of its kind for sale anywhere in the world--is graded ‘D’ for color (highest possible rating). What makes it extraordinary isn’t so much its heft--a generous 108 carats-- as its nearly total absence of flaws.
For more information, visit: www.sothebys.com.
Mouawad Diamond Necklace
Price: $12 million
Carats: 70 (for the largest stone)
This necklace of white and colored diamonds was once displayed at London’s Natural History Museum and is currently owned by the Robert Mouawad as part of his collection housed in Geneva, Switzerland, which contains his higher-end pieces. The largest jewel in the necklace is a 70-carat white sparkler.
For more information, visit: www.mouawad.com.
Leviev Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond
Price: $10 Million
“Fancy vivid” is the highest rating you can give a colored stone, and London jeweler and Israeli diamond tycoon Lev Leviev is offering for sale one of the world’s most spectacular. Leviev, who controls the third largest group of diamond mines in the world, got this stone from one of his own diggings. It hangs from a white diamond necklace.
For more information, visit: www.leviev.com.
Graff Fancy Vivid Pink Pear Shaped Diamond
Price: $10 Million
Graff doesn’t loan diamonds to celebrities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own piece of red carpet bling. Collectors will be clamoring for this beauty, mounted in a platinum ring with white pear-shaped diamonds on both sides.
For more information, visit: www.graffdiamonds.com.
Harry Winston Fancy Intense Pink Diamond with two Trapezoid Diamonds
Price: $8.3 Million
Pinks are among the rarest of colored diamonds, and this particular stone is one of the largest offered on the market today. The diamond displays a 100% pure pink color that is evenly distributed and saturated to a degree found only in the best vivid-grade diamonds. Clarity rating: VVS1.
For more information, visit: www.harrywinston.com.
de Grisogono Green Diamond
Price: $7.3 Million
Colored diamonds, specifically green ones, rarely come to market, which helps account for the relatively high price of this one from de Grisogono. The 25-carat GIA-certified VS1stone is set in white gold with 382 black diamonds (7 carats’ worth) surrounding it.
For more information, visit: www.degrisogono.com
If you think diamonds are a girl's best friend, think again. The majority of expensive stones are bought by men, who purchase them for their personal collections. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
Many thanks to Dianne Ervin for her correction on the Sotheby's D-Grade Flawless Diamond description!