These Are the Most Expensive Auction Items in the World!

8 June 2015

These Are the Most Expensive Auction Items in the World!

Wondering which are the most expensive auction items in the world? Ealuxe has the answer!

Those who have a thing for antiquities and precious possessions will find this article delightful.

Globally renowned auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s are greatly benefiting from the arrival of millionaires who showed an intense desire in these items.

There are several other auction items worth mentioning in our top 10 list, ones that are really expensive.

For that, we recommend checking out world’s most expensive sculptures. But we made a top 10 list consisting of auction items from different categories: precious gems, musical instruments, statues, furniture, cars.

Let’s get straight to business!

10The Richelieu Sapphires – Price: $8.458.520

We start our top 10 list of the costliest auction items in the world with the Richelieu Sapphires.

The Richelieu Sapphires are part of the Collection of Odile de Richelieu, Countess Gabriel de La Rochefoucauld, Princess de La Rochefoucauld (1879-1974) and were given to Odile as a wedding gift.

Each set features a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 26.66 and 20.88 carats respectively, suspended from a star surmount set with a cushion- and pear-shaped diamonds.

The precious gems were sold on November 2013 at Sotheby’s Geneva, where they fetched $8.358.520.

Top 10 Most Expensive Auction Items in the World - EALUXE | The Richelieu Sapphires
The Richelieu Sapphires via sothebys.com
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