10 Diamonds That Dazzled at Auction

June 17, 2013
Vivid Pink diamond
This 5 carat, cushion-shaped Fancy Vivid pink diamond set in platinum and 18k rose gold sold for $10.83 million at a December 2009 Christie’s auction in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy Christie’s

The world has seen many impressive – and even historic – diamonds offered for sale at auction in recent years. The photo gallery above highlights 10 that have enthralled diamond connoisseurs with their extraordinary size, striking cut, flawless clarity, perfect color and the most alluring feature of all: rarity. These diamonds are the pinnacle of the beauty and allure of gems. 


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All of the diamonds in this photo gallery have been graded by GIA. 

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