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The World’s 10 Most Expensive Diamonds

Wondering what the most expensive diamonds in the world are?

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but they also tend to be the most expensive type of friend there is. Though diamonds represent a high-end commodity, truth is that most people will be able to afford the average gem at least once in their lifetime (yes, we’re talking about the engagement ring). But there are some diamonds out there that come with a mind-blowing price tag, meant to scare off even those who aren’t faint-of-heart.

We have compiled a list of the 10 most expensive diamonds in the world. Let’s take a look, in a style similar to our coverage of the most expensive boats in the world.

No. 10: The Allnatt Diamond


Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Carats: 101.29

Weight: 20.258 g

Price: $ 3 Million

Named after one of its previous owners, Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt, this vivid Yellow diamond, as rated by the American Gemological Institute (GIA), is presumed to come from the De Beers diamond mine.

No. 9: The Moussaieff Red Diamond

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Carats: 5.11

Weight: 1.022 g

Price: $ 7 Million

Even though this particular gem is smaller than other expensive diamonds, the reason it is valued at $7 million is because it is the largest Fancy Red (as rated by the GIA) diamond out there.

Continue reading to see the rest of the world’s most expensive diamonds: