The 20 Most Expensive Gemstones in the World

This is a relatively simple post that took many hours of researching auction sales but the result is one of the most comprehensive lists of the 20 most expensive gemstones in the world.

NameAuctionWeightSale Price USDSale Price GBP
Sapphire & Diamond Ring
Sotheby's, Geneva, 12th November 2014
27.54$5.9 Million£3.7 Million
Cartier Sapphire & Diamond brooch
Sotheby's, Geneva, 12th May 2015
30.23$6.1 Million£3.9 Million
Elizabeth Taylor Emerald Brooch by Bvlgari
Christie's, New York, 13th December 2011
23.46$6.5 Million£4.2 Million
The Hope Ruby
Christie's, Geneva, 14th May 2012
32.08$6.6 Million£4.1 Million
Jewel of Kashmir
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 7th October 2015
27.68$6.7 Million£4.42 Million
The Queen of Burma
Christie's, Geneva, 11th November 2014
23.66$6 Million£3.8 Million
Cartier Ruby & Diamond Ring
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 7th April 2014
29.62$7.3 Million£4.45 Million
Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Christie's, Geneva, 13th May 2015
35.09$7.5 Million£4.7 Million
Sapphire & Diamond Brooch
Christie's, Geneva, 18th May 2011
130.50$7.11 Million£4.40 Million
Un-mounted Burmese Sapphire
Sotheby's, Geneva, 13th November 2013
114.73$7.13 Million£4.49 Million
Cartier Ruby & Diamond Brooch
Christie's, Hong Kong, 25th November 2014
10.10$8.3 Million£5.3 Million
Graff Ruby
Sotheby's, Geneva, 12th November 2014
8.62$8.6 Million£5.4 Million
Ratnaraj Ruby
Christie's, Hong Kong, 29th November 2016
10.05$10.1 Million£8.1 Million
Bhagat Ruby Ring
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 3rd October 2017
13.26$10.4 Million£7.88 Million
Spectacular Ruby & Diamond Ring
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 3rd April 2018
24.70$11 Million£7.82 Million
Exceptional Ruby & Diamond Ring
Christie's, Geneva, 17th May 2017
15.03$13 Million£10 Million
Jubilee Ruby
Christie's, New York, 20th April 2016
15.99$14.1 Million£9.8 Million
Blue Belle of Asia
Christie's, Geneva, 11th November 2014
392.52$17.5 Million£11 Million
Crimson FlameChristie's, Hong Kong, 1st December 2015
15.04$18.2 Million£12.1 Million
Sunrise RubySotheby's, Geneva, 12th May 201525.59
$30.3 Million£19.4 Million

The Sunrise Ruby

The Crimson Flame