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Ruby Sells for almost $31 Million USD

Ruby Sells for almost $31 Million USD

Ruby Sells for almost $31 Million USD

The stone is a ruby. It has officially become the world’s single most expensive colored stone.

It was sold at an auction in Switzerland for about 31 million USD even though the stone was previously appraised for about $15 million. In my opinion, the industry seems to be reaching a new normal with a 25 carat colored stone now selling for a price two times that of its estimated appraised value.

“The auction market got a shot of adrenaline last night, as the Sotheby’s Geneva sale set a world record for any jewelry auction—and capped that with six more world records, almost all for colored stones.” According to


In total, the auction fetched about 161 million dollars. A nice boost in sales for Sotheby’s (the company in charge of the auction)

$31 Million USD Ruby

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Written by : Brian Granoff