The Most Expensive Gemstones Sold in 2018

To complement the popular most expensive gemstones blog series, I have looked back over all the Christie's and Sotheby's jewellery auctions that took place in 2018 to find the 10 most expensive gemstones.

10: 1930's Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Sale: Sotheby's, Geneva, 15th May 2018
Sale Price USD: $1.8 Million
Sale Price GBP: £1.3 Million

9: Exceptional Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 4th December 2018
Sale Price USD: $1.8 Million
Sale Price GBP: £1.4 Million

8: Kashmir Sapphire Cabochon Ring

Sale: Christie's, Geneva, 16th May 2018
Sale Price USD: $1.8 Million
Sale Price GBP: £1.4 Million

7: Ruby and Yellow Diamond Ring

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 4th December 2018
Sale Price USD: $2.7 Million
Sale Price GBP: £2.1 Million

6: 19th Century Sapphire Brooch

Sale: Sotheby's, Geneva, 15th November 2018
Sale Price USD: $3.2 Million
Sale Price GBP: £2.5 Million

5: Cartier Sapphire Ring

Sale: Sotheby's, Geneva, 15th November 2018
Sale Price USD: $3.8 Million
Sale Price GBP: £2.9 Million

4: Superb Ruby and Diamond Ring

Sale: Christie's, Hong Kong, 27th November 2018
Sale Price USD: $7.1 Million
Sale Price GBP: £5.6 Million

3: Spectacular Ruby and Diamond Ring

Sale: Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 3rd April 2018
Sale Price USD: $11 Million
Sale Price GBP: £7.8 Million

2: Superb Sapphire and Diamond Necklace

Sale: Christie's, Hong Kong, 27th November 2018
Sale Price USD: $14.8 Million
Sale Price GBP: £11.6 Million

1: 18th Century Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendant

Sale: Sotheby's, Geneva, 14th November 2018
Sale Price USD: $36.1 Million
Sale Price GBP: £27.8 Million

So there it is, the 10 most expensive gemstones sold in 2018. While there were no record setting Rubies or Sapphires, the Pearl at the top of the list is the most expensive single pearl ever sold.

I hope that you enjoyed checking out the 2018 most expensive gemstone list and we would like the thank Christie's and Sotheby's for the images used in this post.