11 of the most expensive diamonds ever to be sold at auction

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Only a couple of months after famed auction house Sotheby’s in Hong Kong announced the sale of the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, the world’s largest “oval fancy vivid blue” diamond, another colossal blue diamond sale has set yet another new record. The 14.62 carat Oppenheimer Blue diamond, once owned by the chairman of DeBeers, was purchased for a cool $57 million in a Christie’s auction in Geneva. Our pulses quickened just thinking of what the colossal stunner would look like perched atop our hands.

This big buy comes hot on the heels of other important gem sales, including the 12.03-carat “Blue Moon” diamond which sold for $48.4 million, and the 16.08-carat pink diamond that rang in at $28.5 million. Coincidentally, both were purchased a day apart by a Hong Kong billionaire for his 7-year-old daughter Josephine. Talk about a lucky little lady!

Even if no one exists to make this kind of diamond-filled dream come true for the rest of us, there’s plenty reason to indulge in a whole lotta eye candy. Slip on your sunglasses (you may be blinded by the bling) to see some of the largest diamonds ever sold at auction.