Best Bling: The World's Most Expnsive Diamonds *pics*

  1. If you think diamonds are a girl's best friend, think again. The majority of expensive stones are bought by men, who purchase them for their personal collections.

    Sotheby’s D-Grade Flawless Diamond
    Price: $16 million
    Carats: 108
    This flawless white diamond is arguably the finest of its kind for sale anywhere in the world. What makes it extraordinary isn’t so much its heft--a generous 108 carats--as its nearly total absence of flaws.
    Mouawad Diamond Necklace
    Price: $12 million
    Carats: 70 (for the largest stone)
    This necklace of white and colored diamonds was once displayed at London’s Natural History Museum and is currently owned by the Robert Mouawad as part of his collection housed in Geneva, Switzerland, which contains his higher-end pieces. The largest jewel in the necklace is a 70-carat white sparkler.
    Leviev Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond
    Price: $10 Million
    Carats: 77.12
    “Fancy vivid” is the highest rating you can give a colored stone, and London jeweler and Israeli diamond tycoon Lev Leviev is offering for sale one of the world’s most spectacular. Leviev, who controls the third largest group of diamond mines in the world, got this stone from one of his own diggings. It hangs from a white diamond necklace.
    Graff Fancy Vivid Pink Pear Shaped Diamond
    Price: $10 Million
    Carats: 13
    Graff doesn’t loan diamonds to celebrities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own piece of red carpet bling. Collectors will be clamoring for this beauty, mounted in a platinum ring with white pear-shaped diamonds on both sides.
    Harry Winston Fancy Intense Pink Diamond with two Trapezoid Diamonds
    Price: $8.3 Million
    Carats: 10.11
    Pinks are among the rarest of colored diamonds, and this particular stone is one of the largest offered on the market today. The diamond displays a 100% pure pink color that is evenly distributed and saturated to a degree found only in the best vivid-grade diamonds. Clarity rating: VVS1.

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    de Grisogono Green Diamond
    Price: $7.3 Million
    Carats: 25.06
    Colored diamonds, specifically green ones, rarely come to market, which helps account for the relatively high price of this one from de Grisogono. The 25-carat GIA-certified VS1stone is set in white gold with 382 black diamonds (7 carats’ worth) surrounding it.
    Van Cleef & Arpels Drape de Diamants
    Price: $2.5 Million
    Carats: Varied
    This one-of-a-kind, deco-inspired necklace has two emerald-cut diamonds (5.4 carats combined), seven Asscher cut diamonds (10.7 carats), 268 marquise-cut diamonds (75 carats) and 63 baguette diamonds (6.05 carats) mounted in white gold. It was designed in 1935, but not executed until 2006, requiring some 2,100 hours to complete.
    Neil Lane Diamond and platinum ring
    Price: $1.5 Million
    Carats: 15
    Worn by Madonna and other celebrities, this Neil Lane diamond and platinum ring features a D color, 15-carat cushion cut center diamond set in platinum with diamond inlays.
    [​IMG]De Beers Kiss of the Rose
    Price: $1.2 Million
    Carats: 10.09
    The “Kiss of the Rose” features a flawless, pear-shaped, rose-cut diamond so clear that through it you can see a fancy intense pink .08 carat diamond set beneath. The two stones, in a platinum setting, are kept company by 2.49 carats of white pave diamonds.
    de Grisogono Black Diamond Ring
    Price: $1.2 Million
    Carats: 83.39
    A black diamond is rare enough--but one 84 carats in weight is almost unheard of. This de Grisogono black diamond in a contrasting yellow gold setting is accompanied by 958 fancy yellow pave diamonds (8 carats’ worth) and two smaller black diamonds to either side.

  3. wow great thread! im drooling over all of these diamonds!
  4. omg..they're devine!!!
  5. nice! thanks.
  6. wow...

  7. I am in love with that Neil Lane diamond ring...:drool:
  8. :drool: Unbelievable...
  9. Gorgeous!
  10. I want to go skating on that first emerald-cut.
  11. OOOOhhhhh 'Kiss of the Rose'... :drool: :drool: :drool:

    And so reasonably priced.
  12. Love this thread.
  13. Best Lists: maxter's always interesting and always informative posts!! :p
  14. Okay everyone...hand it over and no one gets hurt! :ninja:

  15. :blush: :blush: :blush: Thank you! I'm always surfing around the internet so when I find interesting articles that relate to fashion I try to post here.

    Best websites are amazingly The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.
    Whodda thunk??