Ever wondered how much an average piece of Jewellery can cost? Or how much time will it take you to buy that perfect and dreamy ring to pop the question to your partner? Well, we know that a ring is a small yet very important thing for couples. That is why to show you the worth of a tiny piece of jewellery we have compiled this list of 10 Most Expensive Rings Ever Made.
In this age of Rom-coms, the idea of a dreamy fairytale proposal doesn’t look very rare anymore. Be it an ordinary couple or some celebrity duo that is known by the whole world. Everyone wants to have that perfectly timed and planned proposal for the sake of their love for their partners. Whatever your age might be or no matter for how long you have been with your partner. If you are in a serious relationship, at one point you have imagined how your dream proposal is going to be or how you or your partner is going to pop the big question. And in that whole process of asking for their hand and then things that follow, the most important component of a proposal is a Wedding ring. In the following article, we are going to take a look at the 10 Most Expensive Rings Ever Made.
Even if we put aside the aspect of a proposal, we still have archaeological evidence showing how men and women throughout the history of mankind have used jewellery to adorn themselves. Some wear them for fashion, some have religious beliefs whereas some just wear and collect them as a hobby.
In the following article, we are going to tell you the 10 most expensive rings ever made in human history, to shed a little light on how much this tiny piece of jewellery can be worth.
Most Expensive Rings Ever Made are:
1. Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond Ring
Cost: $80 Million
The price of this deep blue coloured beauty is mind-blowing, but so is the appearance and history it holds.
The Diamond that makes the ring so expensive was discovered in Kollur Mine, Guntur District in India in the late seventeenth century. It initially was a 31.06 Carat deep blue diamond that weighed 6.212 grams. A distinctive feature of the jewel is that the Diamond has an internally flawless clarity. In the year 2008 Wittelsbach was purchased by Laurance Graff for 23.4 million dollars, it was the highest record sale of that time. Graff had the diamond cut by three diamond cutters, this process was done to remove the minor flaws.
Wittelsbach Blue which later came to be known as the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond ring is valued to be 80 million American dollars.
2. Pink Star Diamond Ring
Value: 72.00 Million Dollar
The second in the list of 10 most expensive rings ever made is the Pink Star Diamond Ring. Unlike other diamonds that have a history that can go back to centuries, the Pink Star Diamond is relatively new, in fact, in the year 2019, it celebrated its 20th birth anniversary. The Pink Star Diamond Ring features a naturally pink stone that is considered to be one of the greatest jewels in human history. Once it was first found it weighed 132.5 carats. However, the size wasn’t everything that caught people’s attention, it was its vivid pink colour that gave the diamond its value and made it so special.
3. The Graff Pink Diamond Ring
Value: $46.2 million
The Graff Pink Diamond ring is the one that secured third place in our list of 10 Most Expensive rings. Again the ring holds so much value as it features a pink diamond, which is inarguably the rarest to find in our world. Along with being pink the reason behind the Graff Pink Diamond ring holding so much value is that the colour of the diamond is not simply pink, it features a slightly vivid saturation of multiple shades of the colour.
The Graff Pink Diamond-like many others have a history of its own, it was first added in a collection by Harry Winston who was a world-renowned York jeweller and he kept the gem as a part of his private collection for more than 60 years. Besides the Graff Pink, Harry had famous diamonds such as The Hope Diamond and Briolette of India in his collection. A thing to note about the diamond is that it is not only valued for its colour and sheer size. According to the Gemological Institute of America, the Graff Pink is a Type Ila Diamond, meaning that it comes under the top 1-2 per cent of diamonds in terms of purity.
4. The Winston Blue Diamond Ring
Value: $23.8 Million
The Diamond was brought in front of the world by Harry Winston, Inc. who bought it from an anonymous person at the Charities Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale is Known as the Winston Blue Diamond.
The Winston Blue diamond which is featured on the ring is the biggest vivid blue diamond in the whole world. It is unflawed, both externally and internally. The diamond on the ring weighs 13.22 carat, it was found in Africa.
5. Perfect Pink Diamond
Value: $23.2 Million
The Perfect Pink Diamond ring holds the place for the fifth-most expensive ring in the world. The diamond featured on this ring, also known as the Good Pink Diamond weighs 14.23 carat. Like its predecessor in the list, this diamond was sold at Christie’s auction. The Diamond on the ring is cut into the shape of a parallelogram giving it a very elegant look.
6. The Vivid Yellow Ring (Dream Diamond Ring)
Value: $16.3 Million
The Vivid Yellow Ring or the Dream Diamond Ring is truly a piece of beauty and art. It was priced to be 16.4 Million Dollars in the auction. The ring is considered to be one of the largest cut diamond rings in the world. The make feature of the ring is that there are two diamonds on the side totalling more than 100 carats.
7. Chopard Blue Diamond Ring
Value: $16.26 Million
The Chopard Blue Diamond ring features a stunning oval-shaped blue diamond with a band of 18 carats white gold. The Chopard Blue Diamond ring comes seventh on our list, but remember this beauty might even look like a number one in terms of looks. The diamond as the gemologists have noted came from a deposit of Boron which gave the gem its beautiful blue shad. Hence, the diamond looks like a combination of light aquamarine blue and bright teal.
8. The Bulgari Blue Ring
Value: $15.7 Million
The Bulgaria Blue Ring features two diamonds in total, a 10.95-carat blue diamond which is said to be the biggest blue diamond in a triangle cut in the world and a 9.87-carat white diamond which is also cut in a triangle. When first sold in an auction, the Bulgaria Blue Ring was the costliest in the whole world. However, with time other rings such as the Wittelsbach-Graff overtook it in terms of value.
The original price that had been estimated for the ring was about 5 million dollars. However, it took many people’s attention and was sold at a record 15.7 Million Dollars. The reason behind this hike in the price of the ring was that its first owner who was a childless lady, shortly after buying the Bulgaria Bule ring gave birth to a baby boy. This incident made people see the ring as a good Omen and hence the value was raised to more than three times its actual price.
9. The Vivid Pink
Value: $11.8 Million
On the ninth position of our list of 10 most expensive rings ever made, we have put The Vivid Pink. The 5-carat pink diamond which is used in this ring is sure to make anyone wanna have it. The Diamond was mined in South Africa, the diamond has been cut in a cushion cut which is considered to be an iconic cut for diamonds. At the Asian auction where the ring was sold, it was given the title of “glittering star” and we can very well see why.
10. Blue Diamond Ring
Value: $10 Million
In our list of most expensive rings, the Blue Diamond ring comes at the number 10th. It features a blue diamond that weighs 6.01 carat, the cut of the diamond is cushion cut and the diamond is surrounded by a pink diamond on both sides giving the ring a look of elegance. This ring too was sold in Hong Kong.
It was priced at 2.5 million USDs and was sold for a massive 10 million which shows how unique and precious the ring is.
In today’s world, rings can be seen as the most gender and culture common piece of jewellery in the entire world. So this was us summing up our list of the 10 Most Expensive Rings ever made in the world. Do let us know your picks on this absolute piece of art. Check it out above. Give us feedback in the comment section below.
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