Most Expensive Sapphires Sold at Auction | TOP 10
Hello! Curious to see which are the most expensive sapphires sold at auction? Let’s take a look!
A sapphire is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum. The word sapphire comes from Greek which means ‘blue stone’.
They are commonly used in jewelry and you can find them in nature, by searching through certain sediments.
However, a sapphire it’s not that easy to find; if it’d be, it wouldn’t be so expensive.
Also the gems are used to decorate certain items, from watches to iPhone cases.
The gems have set and broke the records among the years when they sold at several auctions.
N10. An Antique 22.66 Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Pendant – $3,064,000
This precious pendant was sold at Christie’s auction in 2007 for the amount of $3,064,000.
It held the record for a sapphire sold at an auction and for the price per carat with $135,000 per carat.
The antique sapphire and diamond pendant it is believed to be circa 128 years old (1886).
The 22.66 carat natural sapphire has a combination of outstanding characteristics; at least that’s what the seller says.
This extraordinary gemstone features a large size and a richly saturated and homogeneous color combined with a high degree of transparency.
The antique Kashmir Sapphire and diamond pendant is in our list with the most expensive sapphires sold at auction.