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The 7 Most Expensive Pieces Of Jewelry Sold In 2012

Did you ever wonder what some of the most expensive jewelry items and gemstone sold this year were? This list contains the top 7 pieces auctioned this year at Sotheby’s.

Sotheby’s employees came up with some of these slightly weird product names, in case you’re wondering.

7. EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE DIAMOND RING - $4,059,000

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Price: 3,834,500 CHF (~ USD 4,059,000)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

This stunning diamond ring was sold on May 15, 2012 in Geneva for about $4,059,000. The ring is set with an oval step-cut diamond weighting 36.43 carats (size 52).

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6. IMPORTANT AND VERY FINE UNMOUNTED BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMOND - $4,131,000

Price: 32,020,000 HKD (~ USD 4,131,000)
Location: Hong Kong

This unmounted brilliant-cut diamond was sold in Hong Kong on October 9, 2012 for about $4,131,000. It weights 20.22 carats.

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5. HIGHLY IMPORTANT DIAMOND NECKLACE - $4,889,000

Price: 4,618,500 CHF (~ USD 4,889,000)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

This V-shaped necklace was sold in Geneva on May 15, 2012 for about $4,889,000. Its biggest diamond is pear-shaped and weights 41.4 carats.

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4. SUPERB DIAMOND NECKLACE - $5,143,000

Price: 39,860,000 HKD (~ USD 5,143,000)
Location: Hong Kong

This necklace was sold in Hong Kong on October 9, 2012 for about $5,143,000. It is composed of 36 brilliant-cut diamonds ranging from 1.25 to 6.19 carats. All diamonds combined weigh 88.88 carats.

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3. IMPORTANT AND RARE FANCY INTENSE PURPLE-PINK DIAMOND AND RUBY RING - $5,422,000

Price: 5,122,500 CHF (~ USD 5,422,000)
Location: Geneva

This ring, which was sold in Geneva on May 15, 2012 for approximately USD 5,422,000, features a purple-pink brilliant-cut diamond weighing 3.71 and a set of marquise-shaped rubies.

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2. THE BEAU SANCY - $9,572,000

Price: 9,042,500 CHF (~ USD 9,572,000)
Location: Geneva

This pear double rose-cut diamond weighting 34.98 carats was sold in Geneva on May 15, 2012 for about $9,572,000

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1. HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE FANCY VIVID BLUE DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING - $12,800,000

Price: 99,220,000 HKD (~ USD 12,800,000)
Location: Hong Kong

This year’s most expensive piece of jewelry sold by Sotheby’s was sold for a whopping $12,800,000 in Hong Kong on April 3, 2012. A square emerald-cut blue diamond weighing 8.01 carats centers the ring. Each side is flanked by one smaller diamond that each weight about 0.5 carat. The ring is made out of platinum.

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What do you think? Do you feel like some of these gemstones or pieces of jewelery are overprized? What's your favorite?

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