World’s Most Expensive Engagement Ring
The Most Expensive Engagement Ring in the World is the Blue Diamond Ring by Bvlgari which was sold in April 2013 for $9.49 million. Engagement rings have been a marketing product since the late 1900s and same as Valentine’s Day it’s one of those things that caught on and people embraced it.
While most engagement rings should cost 2 months worth of salary, with that in mind in order to afford this Blue Diamond Ring by Bvlgari you need to earn close to 5 million with every paycheck. So what makes this particular ring the world’s most expensive engagement ring?
Let’s take a look at what is it made of:
It features a 5.30 carat Blue Diamond. Blue Diamonds are very pure and rare accounting for only 1% of the diamonds mined world-wide.
The stone was crafted in 1965 and it has been set in a Trombino ring designed by the Bvlgari, the renowned Italian jeweler featured by many Hollywood stars.
The ring was bought by Graff Diamonds which is one of the world’s most known collector houses when it comes to precious gems, for almost $9.5 million at an auction held in London by Bonham’s Fine Jewelry.
This so called “fancy” Blue Diamonds are rarely seen on the general market and usually kept secured by private collectors or agencies.
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The Hope Diamond – The Most Famous Blue Diamond
The most famous Blue Diamond in history is the Hope Diamond, a 45.52 carats piece that resides in the Smithsonian Museum which is considered to be also one of the most expensive museum objects on Earth.
That ends our story on the most expensive engagement ring in the world and as a closing note:
If she needs a $9.5 Million ring just to say “Yes”, she probably not the right one for you!
What do you think, is the ring worth it?