Top 10: Most Expensive Pink Diamonds Sold at Auction

Pink diamonds are renowned for their allure, captivating collectors and enthusiasts alike with their mesmerizing and delicate hues. These rare diamonds, celebrated for their extraordinary rarity and unique coloration, evoke a profound desire among individuals seeking the pinnacle of beauty in the world of diamonds. Whether coveted for their aesthetic elegance or as a investment, pink diamonds consistently enrapture hearts, often commanding record-breaking prices in the competitive arena of luxury gem auctions. Learn more about the beauty of pink diamonds here. 


1. The Pink Star

It is no surprise that the Pink Star Diamond is the most expensive diamond to ever have been sold. Sold at auction by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong for $71.1 Million, this diamond has broken multiple records. Weighing 59.60 Carats, it is the largest natural Fancy Vivid Pink and Internally Flawless ever sold, as well as the most expensive pink diamond ever sold by a margin of over $10 Million. The Pink Star comes with an interesting history as well, since it took over two years to cut from its original 132.50 Carat form. 

Pink star diamond, most expensive pink diamond ever sold

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2. The Williamson Pink Star

The Williamson Pink Star, which stole the record for the price per carat, sold for $57.7 Million at auction by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. It reached a price per carat of over $5.1 Million, which towers over the Pink Legacy Diamond and the Blue Moon of Josephine! A Fancy Vivid Pink color and Internally Flawless clarity is a winning combination, and this diamond is world class. 

williamson pink star, most expensive diamond

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3. The Pink Legacy Diamond

The Pink Legacy was sold at auction by Christie’s in Geneva for $50 Million to Harry Winston, a diamond legend! This beauty weighs 18.96 Carats, has VS2 clarity, and has a shocking Fancy Vivid Pink color. The way this diamond is cut, as seen below, also makes this a standout diamond that is hard to keep your eyes off of. This diamond held a world record price per carat for a pink diamond, at over $2.6 Million, for several years following its sale in 2018.

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Photo Courtesy of Christie's

4. The Graff Pink Diamond

The Graff Pink was sold at auction for $46.1 Million by Sotheby’s in Geneva. It held the record for the world’s most expensive pink diamond for over 6 years, after being sold in 2010! The Graff Pink is a Fancy Intense Pink emerald cut with VVS clarity, which is slightly more mellow in color than a Fancy Vivid pink, but it is still obviously a groundbreaking diamond.

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5. The Princie Diamond

The Princie Diamond is a HUGE, 34.65 Carat Fancy Intense Pink cushion cut diamond, that sold at auction for $39.3 Million by Christie’s in New York in 2013. It is famously the most expensive loose pink diamond to ever be sold at auction, in the history of time!

 princie diamond, expensive pink diamond

Photo Courtesy of Christie's

6. The Eternal Pink Diamond

The Eternal Pink was part of a record breaking Sotheby’s auction in New York in 2023. When sold for $34.8 MIllion, it was one of two stones in the same sale to sell for more than $30 Million! The stone has an extremely rich Fancy Vivid Purplish-Pink color and Internally Flawless clarity, which as you can see in the picture below, is the reason this diamond skyrocketed in price at auction.  

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Photo Courtesy of Sotheby's


7. The Pink Promise Diamond

Even though at 14.93 Carats this is one of the smaller stones listed, the Pink Promise Diamond was sold at auction by Christie’s in Hong Kong for an insane amount: $32.4 Million! The Pink Promise is a Fancy Vivid Pink diamond, with VVS1 clarity, and classified as a Type IIa diamond, which means this diamond is a rarity, within a rarity, within a rarity.

Pink promise diamond, most expensive pink diamonds

Photo Courtesy of Christie's


8. The Unique Pink

The Unique Pink Diamond has the perfect name, because it is truly unique and one of a kind. It is a pear-shaped Fancy Vivid Pink, and it was sold at auction by Sotheby’s in Geneva in 2016, for $31.5 Million! This diamond is a diamond worth dreaming about, and one of our personal favorites at Rare Colors. Its  pear-shape cutting Type IIa structure gives this diamond something special. Less than 2% of all diamonds ever mined, are considered Type IIa diamonds, meaning they possess no nitrogen or boron impurities. 

 unique pink diamond, most expensive pink diamonds

Photo Courtesy of Sotheby's

9. The Sakura Pink Diamond 

The Sakura Pink Diamond weighs a whopping 15.81 carats and was sold at auction for $29.2 Million by Christie’s in Hong Kong in 2021. It is an uber bright Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink, which already makes this diamond incredibly rare, and it holds internally flawless clarity. Even though the GIA has graded millions of diamonds, The Sakura is famously the largest Flawless or Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink natural diamond the GIA has ever graded, as of 2020. 

largest purple-pink diamond to ever be sold, sakura diamond

Photo Courtesy of Christie's


10. Sweet Josephine 

Last on our list, the Sweet Josephine Diamond was sold at auction for a massive $28.5 Million by Christie’s in Geneva in 2015. This unbelievable cushion cut diamond is a rare Fancy Vivid Pink, weighs an impressive 16.08 Carats, and was given a crystal clear VVS2 clarity by the GIA. Actually, this diamond is known to be the largest cushion cut Fancy Vivid Pink diamond to ever even reach auction. This diamond, set in in platinum and gold, surrounded by a double halo, is a masterpiece and still only the tenth most expensive pink diamond. 

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Photo Courtesy of Christie's


Below, is another view of the world's most expensive pink diamond, the Pink Star.

Most expensive pink diamond, the pink star
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As the holiday season approaches, what better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than with the timeless elegance of color diamond jewelry? Dazzling and distinctive, color diamonds add a touch of rarity and sophistication to any piece, making them the perfect gifts for those who appreciate the extraordinary.

In this holiday gift guide, we explore the enchanting world of color diamond jewelry, offering a curated selection of exquisite pieces that will not only captivate the eyes but also create cherished memories for your loved ones. Whether you're searching for a show-stopping necklace, a pair of elegant earrings, or a statement ring, our guide is your gateway to finding the ideal color diamond creation that will make this holiday season truly unforgettable.

Color Diamond Studs

Color diamond studs make fantastic holiday gifts for a few practical reasons. Firstly, they're just plain beautiful and add a touch of class to any outfit. The range of colors available means you can choose something that matches the recipient's style. Whether it's a classic yellow diamond, a bubblegum pink shade, there's something for everyone. Diamond studs are also durable and versatile, making them suitable for everyday wear, so the recipient can enjoy them long after the holidays. Overall, the combination of beauty, personalization, durability, and versatility makes color diamond studs a great and practical holiday present.

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Color Diamond Stackable Bands

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these bands carry significant symbolism, representing enduring love and commitment with their continuous circle of diamonds. The versatility lies in the variety of available colors, allowing for a personalized touch that aligns with the recipient's taste and style. Unlike traditional diamond bands, the introduction of colored diamonds adds a contemporary and distinctive element to the jewelry, making it a standout accessory. The timeless design of diamond eternity bands ensures their suitability for both casual and formal occasions, contributing to their practicality and enduring charm. In summary, the combination of symbolic meaning, personalization, uniqueness, and timeless design renders color diamond eternity bands a thoughtful and appreciated holiday gift.

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Color Diamond Necklaces

These color diamond necklaces carry an undeniable touch of elegance. From a diamond heart pendant, to a stunning yellow diamond tennis necklace, the range is diverse enough to cater to different tastes. The beauty of colored diamonds adds a unique charm, allowing you to select a hue that perfectly complements the recipient's style. It's a thoughtful way to show you know their preferences, and the infusion of color gives these pieces a modern twist, making them stand out in the jewelry collection. If you're aiming for a gift that's both refined and adaptable, a color diamond necklace is a solid choice for the holiday season.

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Green Diamond Rings

Green diamond rings have been making waves, emerging as best-sellers and gaining popularity, partly thanks to iconic figures like Jennifer Lopez flaunting a stunning green diamond engagement ring. It's not just about the trend, though; green diamonds bring a refreshing twist to the classic ring. Whether it's a solitaire or a more intricate design, the vibrant green hue adds a unique touch, making it a standout piece in any collection. Beyond the aesthetics, the rising popularity of green diamond rings makes them a thoughtful and on-trend choice for a holiday surprise. So, if you're looking for a gift that combines elegance with a touch of celebrity-inspired style, a green diamond ring might just be the perfect holiday present.

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Color Diamond Bracelets

Whether you go for a mixed-shape design or a classic tennis bracelet, these pieces bring a touch of sophistication and sparkle to any wrist. The mixed shapes add a contemporary flair, making the bracelet stand out, while a regular tennis bracelet exudes timeless elegance. The versatility of color diamonds allows you to tailor the bracelet to the recipient's style, whether they prefer a modern edge or a more traditional look

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