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Top 10 Most Expensive Jewels Sold at Auction in 2014

Top 10 Most Expensive Jewels Sold at Auction in 2014 4

This year, a number of new records were made and fabulous jewels were sold. Here are the top ten most expensive jewels sold at auction this year:

1. The Zoe Diamond – $32,645,000 (or $3,348,205 per carat)

Sotheby’s New York – November 21, 2014

A 9.75-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon (Photo courtesy of Sotheby's)

A 9.75-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon (Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

The Zoe diamond set a new world auction record for any blue diamond and a new world auction record for price-per-carat for any diamond.

 

2. The Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace – $27,441,026

Sotheby’s Hong Kong – April 7, 2014

Sotheby's HK_The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace (2)

The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace is composed of 27 graduated jadeite beads of highly translucent bright emerald green color, completed by a ruby and diamond clasp by Cartier. The historic necklace was formerly in the collection of Barbara Hutton, Louise Van Allen and the Princess Nina Mdivani. It was purchased by the Cartier Collection in April. (Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace set a new world auction record for any jadeite jewelry and a new world auction record for a Cartier jewel.

 

3. The Winston Blue – $23,795,372

Christie’s Geneva – May 15, 2014

ImageGenPurchased by Harry Winston, The Winston Blue is the largest flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond in the world at 13.22 carats. Between May and November 2014, the diamond held the world auction record for any blue diamond.

Purchased by Harry Winston, The Winston Blue is the largest flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond in the world at 13.22 carats. Between May and November 2014, the diamond held the world auction record for any blue diamond. (Photo courtesy of Christie’s)

 

4. An 8.41-carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond – $17,778,247

Sotheby’s Hong Kong – October 7, 2014

Weighing 8.41 carats, this Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond is Internally Flawless and graded Type IIa.

Weighing 8.41 carats, this Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond is Internally Flawless and graded Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

 

4. A Belle Époque Diamond Devant-de-Corsage Brooch, by Cartier – $17,581,612

Christie’s Geneva – May 14, 2014

The historic brooch, made in 1912 at the Henri Picq workshop, was purchased by Symbolic & Chase. The London-based jewelry dealer sold the brooch at Masterpiece London this summer for over $20 million (Photo courtesy of Symbolic & Chase)

The historic brooch, made in 1912 at the Henri Picq workshop, was purchased by Symbolic & Chase. The London-based jewelry dealer sold the brooch at Masterpiece London this summer for over $20 million (Photo courtesy of Symbolic & Chase)

 

 

5. The Blue Belle of Asia – $17,295,796

Christie’s Geneva – November 11, 2014

Blue Belle of Asia

At 392.52 carats, The Blue Belle of Asia – a Ceylon sapphire – is the fourth largest faceted sapphire in history. (Photo courtesy of Christie’s)

The Blue Belle of Asia set a new world auction record for any sapphire.

 

6. The Graff Vivid Yellow – $16,347,848

Sotheby’s Geneva – May 13, 2014

Graff Vivid Yellow

The Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond weighs 100.09 carats and is graded VS2 clarity. (Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

The Graff Vivid Yellow set a new world auction record for a yellow diamond.

 

7. Pair of Fancy Vivid Blue & Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Earrings, by Bulgari – $15,820,731

Christie’s Geneva – November 11, 2014

A Pair of Colored Diamond and Diamond Ear Pendants, by Bulgari

Laurence Graff purchased this pair of Fancy Vivid Blue (6.95 carats, SI2 Type IIb) and Fancy Vivid Pink (6.79 carats, VS2 Type IIa) diamond ear pendants, by Bulgari. (Photo courtesy of Christie’s)

 

8. A 75.97-carat Pear-Shaped D Color, Flawless Diamond – $14,474,732

Christie’s Geneva – May 14, 2014

A 75.97-carat pear-shaped diamond, of D color, Flawless clarity and Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Christie's)

A 75.97-carat pear-shaped diamond, of D color, Flawless clarity and Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Christie’s)

 

9. A 70.33-carat Cushion Brilliant-Cut Diamond – $14,201,234

Sotheby’s Geneva – May 13, 2014

The 70.33-carat cushion brilliant-cut diamond is D color, Flawless, Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Sotheby's)

The 70.33-carat cushion brilliant-cut diamond is D color, Flawless, Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s)

 

10. An 89.23-carat Pear-Shaped Diamond – $11,085,000

Christie’s New York – December 10, 2014

The 89.23-carat pear-shaped diamond is D color, VVS1 clarity, Type IIa.

The 89.23-carat pear-shaped diamond is D color, VVS1 clarity, Type IIa. (Photo courtesy of Christie’s)

 

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2 Comments

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    Danielle
    December 23, 2014 at 11:55 am

    these bad boys are just delicious!!

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    Nitra
    January 8, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    My favorite is #7. Pair of Fancy Vivid Blue & Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Earrings, by Bulgari…

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