In preparation for Sotheby’s upcoming October 7 auction, at which a 118.28-carat white diamond will be auctioned off, Bloomberg provided a list of the five most expensive diamonds ever sold at auction.
The news outlet lists the most expensive as the Graff Pink:
Sale price: $45.6 million, 45.4 million Swiss francs.
Description: A 24.78-carat round-cornered rectangular step-cut Fancy Intense pink diamond.
Auction house: Sotheby’s, Geneva, Nov. 15, 2010.
Notes: Bought and named by the London-based jeweler Laurence Graff.
‘It is the most fabulous diamond I’ve seen in my career,’ Graff said after the sale.