THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE DIAMOND IN THE WORLD 2013. Marilyn Monroe once said a diamond is a girl’s best friend, and for good reason. The diamond is thought to have possessed insurmountable power and strength unyielding to the forces of fire and steel. Perhaps this is why the diamond has become the most sought after gem for wedding engagements?
The world most expensive diamond truly depends on what someone was willing to pay to get that precious gem. Often times a diamond will be overpriced and sold for a ridiculous price, even though the diamond may not have been the most precious gem in the world.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records the most expensive diamond in the world was sold to Sheikh Ahmed Fitaihi of Saudi Arabia.
Here is the caption from the GBWR:
“A ’D’ colour Internally Flawless pear-shaped diamond weighing 100.10 carats was sold for SF 19,858,500 ($16,561,171; £10,548,444) at Sotheby’s, Geneva, Switzerland on 17 May 1995.
It was purchased by Sheikh Ahmed Fitaihi (Saudi Arabia), who obtained it for his chain of jewellery shops in Saudi Arabia.”
However as recent as April, 2013 a very expensive pink diamond was put on the auction block. The pink diamond, known as the Princie, had not been seen in public since 1960.
The Princie Diamond is an approximately 34.65 carat cushion-cut fancy intense pink diamond discovered 300 years ago in the Golconda mines. It was auctioned by Christie’s in New York on Tuesday 16/04/2013 for what was a record-breaking price and was expected to sell for more than 45 million dollars.